A network security analyst ensures their company’s information systems and computer networks are secure. This includes protecting the company against hackers and cyber attacks, as well as monitoring network traffic and server logs for activity that seems unusual. Additionally, these analysts are responsible for finding vulnerabilities in the computer networks and creating recommendations for how to minimize these vulnerabilities. The network security analyst investigates security breaches, develops strategies for any security issues that arise, and utilizes the help of firewalls and antivirus software to maintain security.
Network Security Analyst Tasks
Identify unsuccessful and successful intrusion attempts by reviewing and analyzing security events logs and event summary information.
Ensure the integrity and protection of networks; audit network security system to identify and protect areas of vulnerability.
Monitor Intrusion Detection Systems for potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts.
Communicate intrusions and compromises to agencies