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Information Security Analysts

Also Known as: IT Security Analyst, Cyber Security Threat Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Data Security Analyst, Security Analyst

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Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.
  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes.
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
  • Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status.
  • Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors.
  • Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files.
  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.
  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
  • Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests.
  • Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated.

Top Education for this Job

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Communications and Media
  • Customer and Personal Service

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