• Information Security Analysts
  • Information Technology
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 100,780
    $65,470 range bar $157,290
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +3.1%
Job Opening 438

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