Information security analysts are responsible for providing security solutions for their companies. Their main duties include doing research, collecting data, developing secure strategies and maximizing productivity. They also are in charge of implementing security principles while following strict privacy policies. Information security analysts have advanced skills when it comes to finding security threats and other vulnerabilities. They conduct assessments of enterprise environments and frequently monitor logs and computer traffic.
Information security analysts coordinate update initiatives for existing technologies in their companies to minimize downtime and avoid security contingencies. They document security breaches and proceed according to company rules. They must know how to effectively operate company infrastructure such as routers, firewalls, and other hardware devices. They work in an office setting with other technology professionals to accomplish company goals.
Internet security analysts are excellent at multitasking, and they have superior problem-solving skills. They pay close attention to detail, have advanced knowledge of popular and new technologies, as well as computer networking methods and applications. They strive to give great customer service while working with other clients and coworkers. Information security analysts use a personal computer as their main tool, in addition to proprietary security software and network computer programs. They report their progress to the information security manager or director in their department. A bachelor's degree in information technology or network security is usually needed to work in this kind of position. Years of experience in the field and/or additional IT certifications are usually a plus.
Information Security Analyst Tasks
Configure and analyze security tools and software.
Coordinate with IT and end users to minimize disruptions and protect assets.
Document, prioritize, and analyze security threats, incidents, and key metrics.
Review daily and periodic data to identify, report, and remedy vulnerabilities.