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 cyber security professionals far outpacing supply. That means if you’re searching for a job in the cyber security field, you have a lot of leverage and also a lot of options. As you begin your job hunt or consider a career in the field, you may want to consider the following employers — what we believe to be five of the best cyber security companies to work for today.

 

Company Headquarters Why they stand out Salary spotlight Focus
Symantec Mountain View, CA Employee perks Principal Software Engineer – $136,206

Senior Product Manager – $146,916

End point, cloud and mobile security
Check Point Software Technologies LTD. San Carlos, CA & Tel Aviv, Israel Second largest pure-play cyber security company by market cap

 

Security Engineer – $97,200

Security Sales Engineer – $108,453

Product Manager – $138,406

 

Unified threat management
Root9B Colorado Springs, CO Ranked number 1 on CyberSecurity 500 Cyber security analyst – $98k-$105k

Cyber threat analyst – $99k-$109k

 

HUNT & Cyber Operations
Rapid 7 Boston, MA Best places to work in Boston Security Consultant – $101,533

Senior Software Engineer – $122,164

 

Cyber security and data analytics
Veracode Burlington, MA High employee satisfaction Security Manager – $78,863

Solutions Architect – $120 – 138k

 

Application security testing

  

  1. Symantec

Headquarters: Mountain View, CA

What Makes Them Stand Out: Great employee perks

Symantec is the largest pure-play cybersecurity company by market cap, at just under $17 billion on the BVP index (as of 12/6/16). Symantec operates one of the largest cyber intelligence networks and is focused on endpoint, cloud and mobile security solutions for companies, governments and individuals.

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 – $136,206

Senior Product Manager – $146,916

Visit their career page to learn more.

  1. Check Point Software Technologies LTD

Headquarters: San Carlos, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel

What Makes Them Stand Out: Second largest pure-play cyber security company by market cap

Checkpoint Software is the second largest pure-play cyber security company by market cap, at just over $15 billion on the BVP index (as of 12/6/16). With offices around the globe, Checkpoint is a unified threat management company that has been offering cyber security services and products to businesses of all sizes since 1993.

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Security Engineer – $97,200

Security Sales Engineer – $108,453

Product Manager – $138,406

Visit their careers page to learn more.

  1. root9B

Headquarters: Colorado Springs, CO

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

root9B was ranked number 1 on the CyberSecurity 500, a list published by Cybersecurity Ventures of the “world’s hottest and most innovative companies in the cybersecurity industry.” They provide advanced cyber training capabilities, consulting services, test range operations and cyber security products to help both commercial and governmental operations achieve information security.

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Cyber security analyst – $98k-$105k

Cyber threat analyst – $99k-$109k

To learn more visit their careers page.

  1. 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 cyber security 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 – $101,533

Senior Software Engineer – $122,164

To learn more visit their career page.

  1. Veracode

Headquarters: Burlington, MA

What Makes Them Stand Out: Bi-annual hackathons, high employee satisfaction, opportunity for growth and development.

Veracode specializes in application security testing and offers a subscription-based service through the cloud that leverages their deep security expertise and best practices for managing enterprise-wide governance programs.

Employee satisfaction at Vericode is high – they have a 4.2 out of 5 on glassdoor.com — with employee reviewers remarking “Tremendous growth, vibrant and fun culture make this company a gem in a garden of rocks” and “One of the best places to work.” One reason people love working at Vericode, is the bi-annual hackathon in which every employee is encouraged to take three days and work on a project of their own choosing. 404 Fridays are also popular — each Friday at 4:04 p.m. the entire company enjoys “refreshments and laughter.” In addition, career development and education is a priority at Vericode, so employees are given ample opportunity to grow and learn. There is an unlimited PTO policy, lots of free snacks and an on-site fitness center.

Salary Examples (source: Glassdoor.com)

Security Manager – $78,863

Solutions Architect – $120 – 138k

To learn more visit their career page.

Highest Paying Geographies

Since salary is often a top consideration when looking at jobs, it can help to narrow down your search by geography. Below are how US cities compare when it comes to cyber security salaries.

 

best cyber security companies

Source: Indeed

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

At the University of San Diego, we help students gain the skills they need to be considered for jobs with some of the best cyber security companies in the world. We offer two cyber security degrees — a 100% online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership and an on campus Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering.  If you are interested in learning more about advancing your education in order to further your career in cyber security and enhance your resume, contact us.

 

 

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