Master of Science in Cyber Security

5 of the Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For

The cybersecurity industry is booming, with demand for expert cybersecurity professionals far outpacing supply. That means if you’re searching for a job in the cybersecurity field, you have a lot of leverage and also a lot of options. As you explore your options or consider beginning a career in this fast-growing field, you may want to take a closer look at the following employers — what we believe to be five of the best cybersecurity companies to work for today.

Company Headquarters Why they stand out Salary spotlight Focus
Symantec Mountain View, CA Great Employee Perks Principal Software Engineer – $147,228
Senior Product Manager – $160,634
Endpoint, cloud and mobile security solutions for companies, governments and individuals
Check Point Software Technologies LTD. Tel Aviv, Israel, and San Carlos, CA “An industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other targeted attacks” Security Engineer – $110,982
Security Sales Engineer – $110,206
Product Manager – $148,262
Customer-centric mission focused on “developing new and innovative security solutions that redefine the security landscape.”
Herjavec Group Toronto, Canada Ranked number 1 on CyberSecurity 500 Security Analyst/Engineer – $87,241
Account Executive – $94,769
Providing innovative cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations
Rapid 7 Boston, MA Named one of best places to work in Boston. Work/life balance, strong culture, Moose Awards! Security Consultant – $115,524
Senior Software Engineer – $134,098
Cybersecurity and data analytics, vulnerability management, application security, penetration testing, managed services and security advisory services
FireEye Milpitas, CA Winner, 2019 Cyber Security Award for Best Security Company of the Year (more than 150 employees) Staff Software Engineer – $156,650
Senior Intelligence Analyst – $141,698
Senior Security Consultant – $113,205
Single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant consulting

(Salary example source: Glassdoor.com)

1. Symantec

Headquarters: Mountain View, CA

What Makes Them Stand Out: Great employee perks

Established in 1982, Symantec is one of the oldest cybersecurity companies out there, and it continues to rank on many listings as among the best to work for. Symantec operates one of the largest cyber intelligence networks and is focused on endpoint, cloud and mobile security solutions for companies, governments and individuals. The company also runs Norton, one of the most popular antivirus software products in the world.

For employees, Symantec offers a host of perks. In addition to a comprehensive health plan, retirement savings and stock purchase programs, they offer a compensation program that awards employees based on performance and outcomes and believes strongly in a healthy work/life balance. That’s why they offer a flexible work environment, state-of-the-art gym, laundry services and an on-site café called Union 82.

And in order to help support research in the field, Symantec offers a graduate fellowship program to top qualifying Ph.D. students.

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Principal Software Engineer – $147,228

Senior Product Manager – $160,634

Visit their careers page to learn more.

2. Check Point Software Technologies LTD

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel, and San Carlos, CA

What Makes Them Stand Out: “An industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other targeted attacks”

Established in 1993 in Israel and now employing an estimated 5,000 people worldwide, Check Point is a multinational provider of software and combined hardware and software products for IT security, including network security, endpoint security, cloud security, mobile security, data security and security management.

It describes itself as “the worldwide leader in securing the internet,” with a customer-centric mission focused on “developing new and innovative security solutions that redefine the security landscape.”

Check Point says it is looking for people with the “passion, intelligence, and the desire to protect people from the digital bad guys.”

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Security Engineer – $110,982

Security Sales Engineer – $110,206

Product Manager – $148,262

Visit their careers page to learn more.

3. Herjavec Group

Headquarters: Toronto, Canada

What Makes Them Stand Out: Ranked number 1 on CyberSecurity 500

Herjavec Group has gained notoriety both for its work providing cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations and for its high-profile founder and CEO — Robert Herjavec is not only a leading voice within the cybersecurity industry, he is also on the cast of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Established in 2003 in Toronto, the company says it has been “recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity operations leaders, and excel in complex, multi-technology environments.” Herjavec is also passionate about developing the cybersecurity workforce (see video interview with Cybercrime Magazine.)

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Security Analyst/Engineer – $87,241

Account Executive – $94,769

Visit their careers page to learn more.

4. Rapid7

Headquarters: Boston, MA

What Makes Them Stand Out: Named one of best places to work in Boston. Good work/life balance, strong culture and the Moose Awards!

Rapid7 specializes in cybersecurity and data analytics, offering vulnerability management, SIEM, application security, IT operations, penetration testing, managed services and security advisory services.

According to reviews on glassdoor.com the culture at Rapid7 is upbeat and there is a strong work/life balance with unlimited time off and lots of free food. In fact, the Boston Globe and BBJ (Boston Business Journal) have named Rapid7 one of the best places to work in Boston for the last several years. In order to recognize hard work and exemplary employees who exhibit the company’s core values, Rapid7 hands out a Moose Award each quarter. Winners receive a stuffed moose and a cash prize. As their website says, “To win one is kind of a big deal.”

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Security Consultant – $115,524

Senior Software Engineer – $134,098

To learn more visit their career page.

5. FireEye

Headquarters: Milpitas, CA

What Makes Them Stand Out: Winner, 2019 Cyber Security Award for Best Security Company of the Year (more than 150 employees)

Established in 2004, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant consulting to help organizations prepare for, prevent and respond to cyber attacks.

According to a report announcing that it had won a 2019 Cyber Security Award for Best Security Company of the Year, “FireEye combines award-winning technology with unparalleled frontline human expertise, including industry-recognized services and nation-state grade threat intelligence.”

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Staff Software Engineer – $156,650

Senior Intelligence Analyst – $141,698

Senior Security Consultant – $113,205

Security Consultant – $100,588

FireEye’s careers page lists dozens of openings, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Highest Paying Geographies

Since salary is often a top consideration when looking at jobs, it can help to narrow down your search by geography. The graphic below presents a look at how U.S. cities compare when it comes to cybersecurity salaries.

Source: Indeed

 

Now more than ever, skilled professionals are needed to fight cybercrime and prevent attacks. A career in cybersecurity can be extremely rewarding and lucrative, especially if you gain employment at one of the top cybersecurity companies.

The University of San Diego helps students gain the skills they need to be considered for jobs with some of the best cybersecurity companies in the world. USD offers two highly regarded cybersecurity degree programs — a 100% online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership and a Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering that is offered both on campus and online.

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