Information security analyst

89,290$

Information Security Analyst

2.)How many people are currently employed in a year?

72,670



3.) What does someone who has this job do?


  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.


  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.


  • Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated.


  • Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files.


  • 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.


  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.


  • Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes.


  • Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.


  • Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors.


5.) What type of person would do well in this job?

Someone who enjoys working with technology and who is good at working with others and solving problems.



6.) What training is required to do this job?

People learn to do this job by participating in state and national technology competitions, as well as volunteering and going to community groups.


7.)What advice would you give someone interested in this job?




Have a well rounded computer education, and have ingenuity to come up with solutions to problems


8.)Why would someone want this job?


A person that is very good with technology and likes to be with, and work with others would love this job.

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Alex Burmaster, Internet Analyst from Neilsen//NetRatings

Works cited


Source: "15-1122 Information Security Analysts." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


Source: "15-1122 Information Security Analysts." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


Source: "15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts." 15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.


Source:"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


Source: "Gateway Technical College." IT-Network Specialist Security Analyst. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


Source: "Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.