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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Senior Director, Security Consulting||Spirent Communications, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Jul 10, 2015||$185,000 -
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Aug 30, 2014||$145,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Mar 30, 2012||$132,000|
|SR. Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Aug 28, 2015||$132,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Boston, MA||Mar 19, 2014||$130,000|
|Senior Security Consultant-IAM||Optiv Security Inc.||Overland Park, KS||Jul 21, 2016||$125,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 18, 2014||$125,000|
|Senior Security Consultant-IAM||Optiv Security Inc.||Overland Park, KS||Jul 25, 2016||$125,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 14, 2014||$122,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Jul 30, 2015||$120,000|
|SR. Security Consultant||Leviathan Security Group, Inc.||Seattle, WA||Nov 15, 2016||$120,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Dulles Town Center, VA||Jul 30, 2015||$120,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 11, 2013||$120,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Bethesda, MD||Jun 16, 2015||$118,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Security Weaver LLC||Novi, MI||Mar 10, 2016||$110,656 -
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Oct 15, 2016||$110,000 -
|Senior Security Consultant||Ioactive, Inc.||Seattle, WA||Sep 25, 2010||$110,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Ioactive, Inc.||Seattle, WA||Oct 01, 2010||$110,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Petaluma, CA||Oct 19, 2015||$108,160|
|Senior Security Consultant-IAM||Fishnet Security, Inc.||Henderson, NV||Feb 16, 2015||$104,000 -
|Senior Security Consultant-IAM||Fishnet Security, Inc.||Overland Park, KS||Nov 15, 2014||$104,000 -
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Dulles Town Center, VA||Nov 25, 2014||$102,648 -
|Senior Corporate Security Consultant||Materion Services Inc.||Mayfield Heights, OH||Sep 10, 2014||$99,694 -
|Senior Security Infrastructure Consultant||Optum Services, Inc.||Plymouth, MN||Apr 28, 2014||$98,405 -
|Senior Security Infrastructure Consultant||Optum Services, Inc.||Plymouth, MN||Apr 21, 2014||$98,405 -
|Senior Security Consultant||Spirent Communications, Inc.||San Jose, CA||May 07, 2016||$96,400|
|Senior Security Consultant||Ioactive, Inc.||Seattle, WA||Jun 01, 2010||$90,000|
|SR. Manager, Security Consulting||Focuss Partners, Inc.||Sugar Land, TX||Apr 25, 2016||$85,000|
|Senior Security Consultant||Cigital, Inc.||Dulles Town Center, VA||Nov 28, 2016||$84,781 -
|Senior Security Consultant-IAM||Optiv Security Inc.||Houston, TX||Jul 15, 2016||$82,000 -
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