• Information Security Analysts
  • Information Technology
  • 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 increase.

    What do they typically do

    • Monitor organizations' networks for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs
    • Install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information
    • Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches
    • Conduct penetration testing, which is when analysts simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited
    • Research the latest information technology (IT) security trends
    • Help plan and carry out an organization's way of handling security
    • Develop security standards and best practices for their organization
    • Recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff

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