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– Cybersecurity

What do Information Security Analysts do?

Plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

Responsibilities Include:

Information security analysts typically do the following:

  • Monitor their organization’s networks for security breaches and investigate when one occurs
  • Use and maintain software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information
  • Check for vulnerabilities in computer and network systems
  • Research the latest information technology (IT) security trends
  • Prepare reports that document general metrics, attempted attacks, and security breaches
  • Develop security standards and best practices for their organization
  • Recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff
  • Help computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures

Job Outlook:

Employment of Information Security Analysts is projected to increase 35 percent from 2021 to 2031, much greater than other occupations.

More information:


Median Annual Pay

$47.27 | Hourly


High-End Earners (In the US)


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