A cybersecurity engineer is responsible for ensuring the protection of the networking system from potential threats and prioritizing its immunity. As IoT threats loom large, the engineer should first and foremost be vigilant when it comes to tackling system vulnerabilities. Whether there is lack of encryption, unauthorized circulation of data or breach of privacy, the cyber security engineer should be able to enforce protection. For instance, he should be using secure connections at all times, enforce data security as and when it moves through cloud, ensure that data is encrypted, erect firewalls, etc, to avert the possibility of cyber-attacks.
The engineer's other duties would include creating platforms for IoT solutions, networking with experts, and creating and sustaining risk management processes that comply to the standards of qualification for cyber security. Everyday new protocols are added as different vendors wish to address challenges in their products enabled with advanced IoT facilities. It is the task of the cyber security engineer to understand the protocols and guide the organization through its hour of need.
The roles and responsibilities of a RCCE include the following:
Enforce substantial security to avoid potential IoT threats and vulnerabilities
Create software modules projected towards IoT solutions with the help of systems thinking principles. The principles will enable a more cohesive, holistic approach towards IoT solutions.
Collect and organize requirements and IoT traceability including features, patient data privacy, quality and compliance, and cybersecurity to facilitate compliant solutions.
Create verification and validation platforms to develop testing strategies
Trace “external standards” qualifications for compliant solutions for hospital environments. In an age of growing interconnectedness, many hospitals opt to improve patient and physician experiences by utilizing wireless IoT enabled devices. However, healthcare facilities requiring IoT designed processes and applications stipulate rigorous regulations that need to be strictly adhered to.
Network with privacy experts to collect, organize, and work on strategies to enable compliance with international patient data privacy laws such as High Trust, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.
Develop design processes to facilitate best engineering practices
Maintain risk management plans and Failure Modes and effects Analysis (FMEAs)
Collaborate with device software engineers to identify engineering requirements and traceability
Define and deliver IoT capabilities across the IoT virtual Platform
Ensure that all systems and operations are adhering to the NICE frameworks and that prevailing government laws are being followed. The NICE framework categorizes and describes cybersecurity operations, establishing a repository for cybersecurity work and engineers around the world.
Partner with the R&D Product Development organizations to understand their IoT needs, optimize investments, develop use cases, generate processes, and develop overall solution requirements including application definition, integration, security, and system configurations.