Information Assurance Officer Average Salary

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 Information Assurance Officer votes.
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$49,898 - $97,397  
$0.00 - $5,960  
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$49,792 - $97,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Information Assurance Officer

An information assurance officer works for a company to make sure information sent within the system is stored safely and can be transmitted securely. These officers may plan (and sometimes implement) security systems for the company, including encryption systems, networks, and antivirus systems. The system must be monitored constantly to make sure sensitive information cannot be leaked. When problems arise, the officer should be able to troubleshoot and make corrections immediately. He/she may also carry out "what-if" scenarios and security audits to make sure the system is effective, and the results of these audits are reviewed in order to implement changes.

Of course, the information systems utilized must adhere to company policies, laws, and regulations. Information assurance officer positions are found primarily in the IT sector; however, information assurance applies to physical storage systems, as well. These officers are also utilized within government information systems to ensure security of classified information, so the ability to obtain a secret clearance is needed. Advanced computer skills and familiarity with different types of operating systems are generally required for the job.

Generally, this is a full-time job carried out during regular office hours in an office environment, though some travel may be necessary. A bachelor’s degree in a field such as computer science may occasionally be required.
Information Assurance Officer Tasks
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems to identify security risks.
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure information systems are defended against unauthorized access.
  • Elevate security issues to management and file accurate reports regarding any and all issues.
  • Facilitate the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes.

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11 %
89 %
$57,389 - $72,414
$41,000 - $86,830

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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