Information Security Analyst

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

Cybercriminals steal and extort businesses, governments and private individuals out of $600 billion yearly—nearly one percent of the global GDP. As this figure increases, so does the demand for information security analysts. Tasked with preventing security breaches, these professionals are the gatekeepers of computer systems. They develop security plans that fit the needs of a business or organization, and then monitor and respond to potential threats.

Also known as: Data Security Administrator, Information Security Officer, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Officer, Information Technology Security Analyst, Network Security Analyst, Security Analyst
Operation Monitoring
Quality Control Analysis
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Install and use security software
Monitor networks for signs of security breaches
Investigate and report on the severity of attacks
Conduct tests to search for vulnerabilities in security systems
Patch system vulnerabilities
Research latest security trends
Develop security protocols and best practices for organizations
Recommend upgrades to security systems, if necessary

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