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Working As A Securities Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $86,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Securities Consultant Do

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 increases.

Duties

Information security analysts typically do the following:

  • Monitor their organization’s 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
  • Help computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures

Information security analysts must continually adapt to stay a step ahead of cyberattackers. They must stay up to date on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems and on IT security. Analysts need to research new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect their organization. This may involve attending cybersecurity conferences to hear firsthand accounts of other professionals who have experienced new types of attacks.

IT security analysts are heavily involved with creating their organization’s disaster recovery plan, a procedure that IT employees follow in case of emergency. These plans allow for the continued operation of an organization’s IT department. It includes preventive measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location. It also involves plans to restore proper IT functioning after a disaster. Analysts continually test the steps in their recovery plans.

Because information security is important, these workers usually report directly to upper management. Many information security analysts work with an organization’s computer and information systems manager or chief technology officer (CTO) to design security or disaster recovery systems.

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How To Become A Securities Consultant

Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer analysts to have experience in a related occupation.

Education

Information security analysts usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field. As information security continues to develop as a career field, many schools are responding with information security programs for prospective job seekers. These programs may become a common path for entry into the occupation. Currently, a well-rounded computer education is preferred.

Employers of information security analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Programs offering the MBA in information systems generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Information security analysts generally need to have previous experience in a related occupation. Many analysts have experience in an information technology department, often as a network or systems administrator. Some employers look for people who have already worked in fields related to the one in which they are hiring. For example, if the job opening is in database security, they may look for a database administrator. If they are hiring in systems security, a computer systems analyst may be an ideal candidate.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are a number of information security certifications available, and many employers prefer job candidates to have one. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from information security analysts. Some are general information security certificates, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and others have a narrow focus, such as penetration testing or systems auditing.

Advancement

Information security analysts can advance to become chief security officers or another type of computer and information systems manager.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Information security analysts must carefully study computer systems and networks and assess risks to determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.

Detail oriented. Because cyberattacks can be difficult to detect, information security analysts pay careful attention to their computer systems and watch for minor changes in performance.

Ingenuity. Information security analysts anticipate information security risks and implement new ways to protect their organizations’ computer systems and networks.

Problem-solving skills. Information security analysts respond to security alerts and uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.

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Securities Consultant Career Paths

Securities Consultant
Senior Consultant Senior Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Information Security Consultant Information Security Officer Director Of Information
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information Chief Information Officer
Deputy Chief Information Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Information Security Consultant Information Technology Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Information Security Engineer Information Security Manager Director Of Information
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
SAP Security Consultant Security Architect Senior Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Security Project Manager Security Manager
Information Security Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Security Engineer Security Engineer Network Security Engineer
Information Security Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Operations Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Security Consultant Senior Security Analyst Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager Operations Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Security Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Securities Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

82.6%

Female

15.3%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

77.6%

Hispanic or Latino

9.8%

Asian

9.4%

Unknown

2.4%

Black or African American

0.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.4%

French

11.6%

Arabic

7.1%

Russian

6.3%

German

6.3%

Chinese

4.5%

Mandarin

2.7%

Bosnian

2.7%

Italian

2.7%

Portuguese

2.7%

Hindi

1.8%

Korean

1.8%

Ukrainian

1.8%

Turkish

1.8%

Serbian

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Sinhala

1.8%

Swedish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Romanian

0.9%
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Securities Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.6%

George Mason University

10.5%

University of Maryland - University College

7.0%

The Academy

6.6%

Webster University

5.7%

Capella University

5.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.8%

Pennsylvania State University

4.8%

University of South Florida

4.4%

New York University

3.9%

American University

3.9%

Norwich University

3.5%

National University

3.5%

Liberty University

3.5%

Temple University

3.1%

Kent State University

3.1%

Cornell University

3.1%

University of Florida

3.1%

DePaul University

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

21.4%

Criminal Justice

17.4%

Computer Science

9.1%

Computer Information Systems

5.6%

Information Technology

5.3%

Electrical Engineering

5.1%

Management

4.4%

Psychology

3.7%

Finance

3.5%

Political Science

2.9%

Computer Systems Security

2.9%

Law

2.7%

Marketing

2.6%

Homeland Security

2.5%

Accounting

2.1%

Project Management

1.8%

Computer Engineering

1.8%

Information Systems

1.8%

Communication

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.1%

Other

24.6%

Masters

19.7%

Associate

7.9%

Certificate

4.3%

Doctorate

2.5%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.1%
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Real Securities Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Security Consultant (Principal)-IAM Optiv Security Inc. Bellevue, WA Dec 19, 2016 $150,000
Security Consultant Dimension Data North America New York, NY Feb 03, 2016 $131,477 -
$150,000
Security Consultant Cigital, Inc. Dulles Town Center, VA Jan 04, 2016 $124,654
Security Consultant Cigital, Inc. Dulles Town Center, VA Jul 07, 2016 $124,654
Global Security Consultant IBM Corporation Cambridge, MA Feb 06, 2016 $122,000
Global Security Consultant IBM Corporation Cambridge, MA Mar 06, 2016 $122,000
Global Security Consultant IBM Corporation Cambridge, MA May 21, 2016 $122,000
Application Security Consultant Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Pleasanton, CA Sep 09, 2016 $121,451 -
$167,700
Application Security Consultant Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Pleasanton, CA Jul 06, 2015 $120,350 -
$167,700
Security and Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Cambridge, MA Sep 08, 2015 $98,220
Security & Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Cambridge, MA Aug 25, 2015 $98,220
Security & Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Cambridge, MA Aug 11, 2015 $98,220
Security and Privacy Consultant IBM Corporation Boca Raton, FL Aug 12, 2015 $97,609 -
$150,000
Security Monitoring Consultant Checkfree Services Corporation Norcross, GA Aug 12, 2015 $97,198 -
$144,100
Security Consultant Partners Information Technology Inc. Buena Park, CA Aug 24, 2015 $95,000
Security Consultant Cigital, Inc. Dulles Town Center, VA Aug 28, 2015 $84,000
Security Consultant Cigital, Inc. Boston, MA Aug 28, 2015 $83,000
Security and Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Minneapolis, MN Oct 01, 2016 $82,187
Security and Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Minneapolis, MN Jan 10, 2016 $82,187
Security & Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Quincy, MA Feb 05, 2016 $81,453
Security and Privacy Consultant IBM India Private Limited Quincy, MA May 13, 2016 $81,453
Security Consultant IBM India Private Limited Cambridge, MA Jul 27, 2016 $81,453

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Top Skills for A Securities Consultant

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Top Securities Consultant Skills

  1. Security Procedures
  2. Ensure Compliance
  3. Security Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Develop and implement information security policies, standards and detailed security procedures.
  • Performed client screening to ensure compliance with Washington State Liquor Control Board regulations and state laws.
  • Analyzed security systems and researched improvements of security of private and commercial properties.
  • Performed vulnerability assessments and basic penetration tests.
  • Facilitated liaison with local oil company management, staff, and domestic and international security consultants who visited project site.

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