Security Engineer

Explore different areas of Security Engineering! Use this path to understand the foundations of building secure systems, networks, and software.

Learn the skills required to jumpstart your career in security engineering.
  • Network security engineering
  • System security engineering
  • Software security engineering
  • Risk management & responding to incidents
Complete this learning path and earn a certificate of completion


Security Engineers are critical to every organization’s security. Being a Security Engineer means designing secure systems, networks, and software, understanding threats and risks that can affect the organization, and being able to assist in responding to incidents. This path aims to give you an introduction to security engineering from various perspectives. No matter which speciality you choose as your cyber security career, understanding all elements is going to help you proactively identify and mitigate security risks, and play a crucial role in strengthening your company’s security posture. This path includes:

  1. Introductory topics, such as discussing career journeys available to Security Engineers and security fundamentals required to be successful in this role
  2. Network, system, and software security engineering introductions, with a focus on security architecture, hardening, and understanding threats and vulnerabilities affecting these assets
  3. Discussion on threats and risks, involving topics such as risk management and threat modelling, equipping you with the necessary analysis skills
  4. Incident response skills important for Security Engineers, including understanding your role as a first responder and cyber crisis management.