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The Complete Guide to Hiring Security Engineers

As the many uses of technology continue to proliferate throughout society, companies across all industries face novel threats that compromise the health and success of a business. Security Engineers are the experts at protecting a business’ important assets, and as demand for the role continues to grow, it has become increasingly difficult to find and hire strong candidates for Security Engineer roles.

There’s nothing more frustrating (and expensive) than hiring a candidate, only to find out months later that they’re not the right fit. The goal of this guide is to help you hire the right security engineer the first time.

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By the end of this guide, you should be able to:

Understand what skills and strengths to look for in a Security Engineer candidate.

Understand the different specializations of Security Engineers.

Apply best practices to keep your Security Engineer hiring process fair, effective, and efficient.

The proof is in the pudding

Companies like Betterment, Ezoic, and Lyft use the Byteboard interview to make their hiring process more effective, efficient, and equitable.


Avg. candidate satisfaction
post interview


Avg. onsite-to-offer rate
(industry avg. of 25%)


Reduction in pre-onsite
interview time