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Security Engineer Interview Questions

"When hiring a security engineer, employers want to make sure they select candidates who have the technical knowledge of information security software and hardware to ensure their data will be kept safe in the event of a disaster, whether it be an earthquake or a hacker attack. Before attending an interview for this position, prepare to answer a lot of technical questions that will determine the extent of your understanding of information security systems and how they can be used to protect important data."

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Describe the CPU architecture of 32 Bit and 64 Bit, and which is better ?? Do you have UNIX experience What are the 7 layers of the OSI Model? Describe how the OSI model in steps how you would reach google.com from your browser?

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They will ask about your willingness to work. what this means is are you willing to work unpaid overtime, nights, weekends, and any time something goes wrong without compensation.

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How would you handle an engineer downgrading the severity of a vulnerability just to extend the SLA?

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Nothing as such, it was very straightforward

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I was asked when was the last time I had worked with the current security product.

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On a white board a network was drawn out. Then an issue was described and I had to discover why the issue existed.

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In what area do you feel you are the strongest?

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how would you go about doing a penetration testing for a devi.ce? Another was like say a vulnerability occurs, how do you go forward in patching it. Some questions from my resume. Threat modeliing, Architectural reviews (Secure SDLC), Basic cryptography and questions related to OAuth.

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Suppose a member from Team A phones in and inquires about securing product B. How would you handle the situation?

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Differentiate XSS and CSRF. What are the protection mechanisms. Describe SSL handshake. How does OAuth work. The second interview focussed more on session management.

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