Information Security Analyst

By Tallie Nikitchyuk

The Dirt on Information Security Analysis

There are currently 75,995 people employed as Information Security Analysts, according to a 2013 study. As an Information Security Analyst, you can expect to make about $46,183 - $98,654 per year, without taking count of bonuses or other types of raises.

This job is for people who are in charge of creating and asserting security measures in order to prevent cyber-attacks and to protect an an employer’s computer networks and systems, of whom are mainly employed by computer companies, consulting firms, and business/financial companies.


Information Security Analyst work with other members of the technology department such as network administrators or computer system analysts; therefore, they must have good communication skills and be more on the extroverted side.


In order to become an Information Security Analyst, one must have a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or programming.


If one was to be interested for this job, I would say that they should have a passion for computers and be cooperative because this job works in an open community where employees rely on each other.


This job is perfect for lovers of computers and technology, as well as people who have determination and a strong sense of perseverance.

Works Cited

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