The average pay for an Information Assurance Analyst is $28.25 per hour.
The average pay for an Information Assurance Analyst is $61,343 per year.
Job Description for Information Assurance Analyst
Information assurance analysts are mainly responsible for the planning, implementation, upgrading, and/or monitoring of security measures which make up the protection of corporate or government computer networks. They are responsible for ensuring that security controls are in place to protect both the electronic data itself and the electronic infrastructure in which it is stored. In addition, their job may require them to respond to attacks on the company’s computer systems via viruses or other security breaches. As a fairly new job category, information assurance analysts are part of the greater, more well-known job category of information security analysis.Read More...
Their job requires information assurance analysts to discuss computer access issues, security violations and program changes with other users. A good deal of time is spent documenting security and emergency measures policies/procedures and the tests that go with them. Information assurance analysts also train users on IT security measures and policies. Besides coordinating new computer system implementations, they also monitor existing systems, correct errors, and may change user access rights to prevent security breaches.
For government jobs, certain government certifications and programs are required in combination with a Bachelor's degree and a "security+" certification. Additional qualifications which may be helpful include experience in documenting meetings and the ability to adapt to quickly-changing situations. A Bachelor’s degree in the IT field is highly beneficial.
For corporate jobs in general, Bachelor’s degrees in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience are required.
For both government and corporate jobs, a knowledge of security frameworks, standards, and guidelines is preferred, and experience in computer security operations, policies/standards, and IT threat management can be extremely useful. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Information Assurance Analyst Tasks
- Safeguard organizational data by analyzing architecture, conducting audits, and enforcing policies.
- Communicate alerts organization-wide and to appropriate external bodies.
- Lead incident response, including reporting and mitigating data breaches or losses.
- Develop strategies to reduce risk, protect privacy, and increase overall information security.
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