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Security Analyst

Protect an organisation’s networks, systems and information from cyber attacks and security breaches.
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What's it like to be a Security Analyst?

Security Analysts play a critical role in keeping an organisation’s networks, systems and information secure. They work across all departments within an organisation to identify and investigate any vulnerabilities in an organisation’s security systems and recommend specific measures that can improve the company’s overall security.

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Tasks and duties

  • Conducting internal and external security assessments and audits.
  • Monitoring security access and helping to ensure networks are secure.
  • Analysing security breaches to identify root causes.
  • Continuously updating the company’s incident response and disaster recovery plans.
  • Assessing the security of third-party vendors and suppliers, ensuring they meet security requirements.
  • Maintaining firewalls and network updates.
  • Creating training programs to educate employees and users on proper security protocols.
  • Keeping the company's security systems up-to-date.
  • Ensuring that desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices used by employees are patched and secure.
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Often, Security Analysts will be responsible for assessing a company’s computer infrastructure, digital assets and information networks (including software, hardware and IT systems) and help protect information and systems against cyber security threats.

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How to become a Security Analyst


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To become a Security Analyst, you usually require a combination of education and experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity or a related field.
  2. Consider completing a relevant industry certification, such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  3. Consider completing postgraduate study such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Employers of Security Analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have an MBA.
  4. Gain industry experience. Security Analysts generally need to have experience working in an information technology department, often working as a Network, Systems or Database Administrator.

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