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A Day in the Life

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases. IT security analysts are heavily involved with creating their organization’s disaster recovery plan, a procedure that IT employees follow in case of emergency. These plans allow for the continued operation of an organization’s IT department. The recovery plan includes preventive measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location. It also involves plans to restore proper IT functioning after a disaster. Analysts continually test the steps in their recovery plans.

Also Known As...

Information Security Analysts can have different titles at different organizations. Here are the top job titles associated with this career:

  • Information Security Analysts
  • Security Engineers
  • Cyber Security Engineers
  • Information Security Specialists
  • Cyber Security Analysts


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By the Numbers

According to EMSI, the demand for IT Security professionals will grow 33% by 2030. Between July 2019 and June 2020, there were 323,875 unique jobs posted for IT Security professionals. The average number of monthly hires was 4,732 with a median salary of $98,342.

 

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How to Get There

  • Foundation: Core Computer Competencies
  • Intermediate: Security Administrator
  • Advanced: Security Professional

This advanced track targets the skills required to safely secure networks and manage security protocols within company policy

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