Become An Application Security Engineer

Security considerations at all stages of the software development life cycle, including design, secure coding and development, testing, and deployment stages.

What / Who is an Application Security Engineer?

Application security engineers help secure software applications that are developed and offered by organization as software services for internal employees or for the customers. This involves security considerations at all stages of the software development life cycle, including design, secure coding and development, testing, and deployment stages.

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To work as an application security engineer, you need to meet certain requirements, although these are not set in stone. First, you will need to earn a Bachelor of Science degree — preferably one in computer information systems, computer science, information technology, software development or a related field
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Application Security Engineer Salaries

The average Application Security Engineer salary in the United States is $98,597 as of July 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $84,440 and $114,249. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.
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Begin your career path in application security engineering with a university degree. Taking advantage of online courses will help you on your way but be prepared to continue to learn throughout your career track as application security is an ever-growing subject. You also can be proactive about maturing your application security engineering skills by taking part in open-source communities such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Its various endeavours include the OWASP Top Ten list of the most critical web application security risks.
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There’s cause to pursue certifications, as well. “Training that ideally has some sort of market-acknowledged certification or credibility will help demonstrate you’ve attained a level of proficiency and can speak volumes of your commitment to the craft. Relevant SANS certification or ISC2 program will certainly help raise your profile,” he says. He recommends the GIAC Web Application Defender (GWEB) certification, the GIAC Secure Software Programmers certification (GSSP), the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and the Secure Software Practitioner (SSP) suites.

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