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Information Security Analyst

Measure, analyse, investigate and report security incidents and risks while carrying out security assessments to protect an organisation’s computer networks and systems.

What's it like to be an Information Security Analyst?

As an Information Security Analyst you will analyse, assess and investigate vulnerabilities in an organisation’s IT infrastructure (software, hardware, networks, and systems) and help protect information and systems against any cyber-related threats in order to develop a stronger, secure and resilient IT infrastructure.

Information Security Analyst

Tasks and duties

  • Researching new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect your organisation.
  • Attending cybersecurity conferences to hear firsthand accounts of other professionals who have experienced new types of cyberattacks.
  • Reporting directly to upper management and working with the organisation’s computer and information systems manager or Chief Information Technology Officer (CIO) to design security or disaster recovery systems.
  • Monitoring an organisation’s networks for security breaches and investigating violations.
  • Installing software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information.
  • Researching the latest information technology (IT) security trends.
  • Recommending security enhancements to management or senior IT staff.
  • Helping computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures.

What can I earn as an Information Security Analyst?

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How to become an Information Security Analyst


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To become an Information Security Analyst you normally require a combination of education and experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.
  2. Consider completing a relevant industry certification, such as CompTIA Security +, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  3. Gain a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Employers of information Security Analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have an MBA in information systems. Programs offering the MBA in information systems generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.
  4. Gain work experience in a related field. Information Security Analysts generally need to have experience working in an information technology department, often working as a network, systems or database administrator. Alternatively, you may initially work as a Computer Systems Analyst.

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Latest Information Security Analyst reviews

Latest reviews from 1 Information Security Analysts surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Good compensation, medium pressure
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Some opportunity to make a difference; high-paying industry; flexibility to apply broad range of knowledge in creative ways
The challenges
Can be repetitive; “hacker punk” culture celebrated but seems irrelevant to daily life; mistakes can have major consequences
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