Senior Privacy & Security Analyst Salary
A Senior Privacy & Security Analyst earns an average salary of $92,684 per year.
Job Description for Senior Privacy & Security Analyst
Viruses, service attacks, and outright hacking can be incredibly costly to companies not only in terms of theft and downtime, but also due to attempts to prevent unwelcome intrusions. A senior privacy and security analyst is a management-level employee who examines an organization's communication, storage, and sharing policies and procedures and recommends the safest and most cost-efficient ways to secure them from unauthorized use and/or invasion.Read More...
As a senior analyst, this person may have staff members working under him/her who gather data and research all possible avenues by which unwelcome or illegal intrusions may occur. The senior analyst examines this data to identify vulnerabilities in areas such as e-mail communication, file storage and sharing (especially in shared cloud operations), and all internet and intranet connections utilized by the company. This can include items as simple as password and employee use policies, as well as restricting access and firewalls on company computers and the like.
As the analyst determines possible vulnerabilities, he/she researches and collects data on solutions that are both effective and cost-efficient in dealing with these threats; they typically issue these analyses in regular intervals to company IT or security directors for implementation. As threats evolve over time and remain troublesome for companies, the role of a senior privacy and security analyst is indefinite in nature.
To become a senior privacy and security analyst, one should typically have a college degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with an emphasis in security. As noted, senior analysts may have staff members to supervise, and thus may be given hiring decisions and some budget responsibilities for his/her group. Those in this position typically work regular business hours in a computer office environment.
Senior Privacy & Security Analyst Tasks
- Identify and prevent current and future threats to user security and privacy.
- Process incoming samples and create detection policies for identifying them in the future.
- Locate and remove malware in a timely manner.
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