Cyber Security Engineer Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $100,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $130,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $160,000 AUD


  • Develop and implement security measures to protect computer systems, networks, and data. 
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and risks. 
  • Design and apply security layers to defend against malware, ransomware, and hacking attacks. 
  • Stay current with the latest cybersecurity threats and countermeasures. 
  • Collaborate with IT and development teams to ensure security best practices are integrated throughout the technology environment.

Key Skills 

  • Proficiency in security technologies and tools (firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion detection systems). 
  • Strong understanding of network security protocols and encryption techniques. 
  • Experience with incident response and digital forensics. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements related to cybersecurity (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA). 
  • Ability to develop and communicate security policies and procedures.

Standard Industry Training 

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or similar certifications. 
  • Training in ethical hacking (Certified Ethical Hacker - CEH). 

Interview Questions for Cyber Security Engineers

  1. How do you stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities?
  2. Describe a challenging security breach you dealt with and how you resolved it.
  3. What strategies do you employ to ensure a network is secure against all types of threats?
  4. How do you approach the task of educating non-technical staff on cybersecurity best practices?
  5. Can you explain your experience with implementing a new security technology or protocol within an organisation?
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