Data Security Analyst Salary
The average salary for a Data Security Analyst is $64,652 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
|Salary||$49,895 - $88,997|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,047|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$43,631 - $89,345|
|Hourly Rate||$13.40 - $34.90|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,047|
|Total Pay (||$43,631 - $89,345|
Job Description for Data Security Analyst
Most modern companies house large amounts of secure and sensitive data. This data can be customer data, such as names, billing information, and even credit card information, and can also take the form of sensitive proprietary information, including analytics, software, and sales and marketing tools. A data security analyst is typically employed within the information technology (IT) sector of a company to study the way the business stores data, as well as the security programs which protect it and how it may be accessed and by whom. These analysts also make recommendations to IT managers and IT security teams within the company to help eliminate potential risks to data security.Read More...
Most stored data is housed on "cloud servers" which allow multiple individuals in separate locations to easily access the information. Data security analysts help determine what data can feasibly be stored in these vulnerable locations, and their analyses are typically used to create protocols which separate data by sensitivity so the most secure information is only stored where designated individuals or program processes can access it. They also create reports and logs of potential vulnerabilities and corrective solutions for IT security employees to use.
Data security analysts also look for possible external vectors which may breach the company's security. This can include assessing vulnerabilities from a variety of online attacks or malware approaches, as well as data access rules for departments and managers within the company. They may also analyze access footprints to determine who accesses data and the times and places where that information was engaged.
Aspiring data security analysts should have a technical schooling background or university education in IT security. Most in this position must also have a strong understanding of programming and network operations, and these analysts typically work in an office environment during daytime hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Data Security Analyst Tasks
- Build firewalls and switches for new remote nodes.
- Track performance of network devices and Identify and resolve issues.
- Respond to network and security escalations from other departments.
- Build core data center network devices and integrate.
- Troubleshoot and work with providers and customers.
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