Information Security Engineer Interview Questions

Information Security Engineer Interview Questions

In an Information Security Engineer interview, employers will likely test your technical knowledge to ensure you can consistently protect internal data. Expect to speak in detail about information security terminology and prepare for follow-up questions.

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Top Information Security Engineer Interview Questions & How To Answer

Here are three top information security engineer interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: What is your process for securing a server?

How to answer: Go into detail step by step, breaking down each step of your routine when securing a server. Your answer allows you to demonstrate your technical expertise while also offering a window into your personal work style and decision-making methods. Be sure to speak confidently about your process.

Question #2: Describe your home networking setup.

How to answer: This is an opportunity to show the interviewers how you protect your personal data, which may offer insights about how you use logic to make decisions. Describe what software you use and any extra preventative measures you take, making sure to explain not just what choices you make at home but why.

Question #3:. What is the CIA triad?

How to answer: If an interviewer asks this question, show that you are fluent in the fundamentals of information security. The CIA triad (also known as the AIC triad or CIA triangle) refers to confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Take a moment to explain each principle. Confidentiality is the act of keeping information private, accessible only to those with permission. Integrity is ensuring that the data remains unchanged by any outside parties. Availability speaks to keeping data accessible.

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Information Systems Security Engineer was asked...August 27, 2018

what is an advantage of a domain?

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On the contrary, that question can only be understood by an applicant who knows that “Domain” here refers to applying the ISO 27001 standard. It has nothing to do with your website. Less

Central management and organization of a group of devices, users, and resources.

This question was obviously asked by someone who knows nothing about security. What is an advantage of a domain? What type of domain were they asking about? Physical? The name in a DNS? A logically separated environment? You are lucky you were not hired. The VP in charge is unethical and intolerable. Most people there don't like or trust him but he is protected by the COO. Less

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Knowledge Consulting Group

What are some ways to prevent an SQL injection?

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The most important precautions are data sanitization and validation.

Solvent CyberSecurity

Why are you leaving your current position?

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Ultimately, I’ve learned a lot in my current role, but I’m looking for the next step where I can continue to grow and use the skills I’ve honed at a company I love, and this opportunity seems to be a great fit.” Less

Rocket Companies

What do you know about QuickenLoans?

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That you have a great culture and I enjoy your ISMs describing your culture.


Information security basic terminology

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OSI Layers, Types of Malware, Ransomeware Different Antiviruses used in enterprises and home use, EPo console, Vulnerability in applications and Machines, Application and workstations vulnerabilities scanners, OWASP Top 10 2018, Authentication, Authorization. Application security. Less


basic networking and windows, linux , internet , DNS, DHCP , Troubleshooting skills then go deep on mcafee products like anti virus and more on security basics and the difference between different kind of threats.

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review the basic of the above skills


Do you have any questions for me - Right off the cuff

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It's essential to demonstrate that you can really go deep... there are plenty of followup questions and (sometimes tangential) angles to explore. There's a lot of Information Security Engineer experts who've worked at Snap, who provide this sort of practice through mock interviews. There's a whole list of them curated on Prepfully. Less

Gap Inc.

Tell me about your automation experience, interviewer did most of the talking about future projects and ask yes or no questions

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Explained previous projects, answered "yes" for most things


How are you working in a team environment?

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I have worked within a team environment all my life, I function better when I am a part of a team. Less

Panasonic Avionics Corporation

After the telephonic round, in onsite interview. I was asked questions on technologies I have not worked on and are not even mentioned on my resume.

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Anyway I was asked to go to Lake Forest, California for a face to face interview and was told all the expenses are covered and will be reimbursed. Flight tickets were booked by them and also the the hotel was booked by them. The interview was next day and the flight back from LA. I beard a total of $230 that included lunch, dinner and Uber travels but was never reimbursed despite being told that everything is covered. Upon returning I provided them the receipts and requested for the reimbursement on Aug 20th, 2018 (Interview was on 17th Aug). I was told that they are processing the request and I will soon receive the check in mail. Fast forward a month and after a million of emails exchange they still had the audacity to lie that my check was still under process. Eventually, I was contacted by one of the person from Accounts department asking for more information and told me that it usually takes 1-2 weeks after he approves but didn’t receive anything till date. Today marks the 2 month anniversary when I was interviewed at the cost of my own hard earned money and still no check. I have learnt a lesson that I should not just believe if it is a renowned company, the work culture will be good as well. I should have researched more and should have made an educated decision of whether or not I should work for such people. I believe it is a blessing in disguise that I was not offered the job. I guess if I have to struggle so much to get reimbursed for such a small amount ($230), how could I even imagine of getting paid. This process made my soured my interview experience and I would not recommend this company to anyone personally. If anyone still wants to go please be ready to shell out money from your own pocket as there is no guarantee you will get it back. Less

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