What are some software skills I should be familiar with as an Information Security Engineer?
What programs or software should I get myself acquainted with when it comes to being an Information Security Engineer?
It is not specific software or languages that you should focus on, but more of standards, application architecture and development techniques in general. As an IT security specialist you need to recognize how things are done and where risks cen exist. If you are familiar with development techniques and overall logic, you can identify what areas are more likely to be attacked and exploited.
Edmond Momartin ☁️
If you're just starting to learn about these topics, it would be really important that you have a good grasp of the fundamentals. More important than programs/software you must understand how the Internet and its underlying networks actually work. A good source is https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm (scroll down and start from 2005) and listen/read the podcasts.
If you haven't already, do internships. One great resource is the "Students & Recent Graduates Employment Opportunities" page in CISA's website https://www.cisa.gov/students-recent-graduates-employment-opportunities