Security Analyst

A Security Analyst is a specially trained professional who works to protect and secure an organization's computer system, data and network.

Security Analyst Overview

A security analyst is responsible for maintaining the security and integrity of data. The security analyst must possess knowledge of every aspect of information security within the company. Their main job is to analyze the security measures of a company and determine how effective they are. They are responsible for implementing any training required including instructing staff on proper security measures both in the office and online. The security analyst must work with business administrators as well as IT professionals in communicating flaws in security systems. They recommend changes that will improve every aspect of company security. The security analyst is also responsible for creating documentation to help the company in case there are any breaches.

Job Duties

The security analyst is responsible for protecting all sensitive information within a company. They are responsible for insuring all networks have adequate security to prevent unauthorized access. They must develop reports to share with administrators about the efficiency of security policies and recommend any changes. The security analyst must also organize and conduct training for all employees regarding company security and information safeguarding. They must ensure that all security systems are current with any software or hardware changes in the company. They must plan and document all security information in the company including physical and Internet security.

How to become a(n) Security Analyst

Information Security is one of the fastest growing career opportunities in the tech industry and InfoSec Institute is proud to offer a variety of training courses to help students get their foot in the door. Our Security+ training boasts a 93% pass rate and provides everything you need to kick start your career in Information Security. Click below to learn more about how you can become a Security Analyst today!

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Common Courses for Security Analyst

Ethical Hacking Boot Camp - CEH v10 Training

Our most popular information security and hacking training goes in-depth into the techniques used by malicious, black hat hackers with attention getting lectures and hands-on lab exercises.

CISSP Training Boot Camp

You will leave the InfoSec Institute CISSP boot camp with the knowledge and domain expertise to successfully pass the CISSP exam the first time that you take it. We have a 'best-in-the-industry' 93% pass-rate.

Computer Forensics Boot Camp

InfoSec Institute’s Authorized Computer Forensics boot camp prepares students for the CCFE certification examinations by teaching the necessary skills to investigate computer threats and computer crime.

CASP Training Boot Camp

The goal of this authorized CompTIA CASP boot camp training course is to provide IT professionals with the most comprehensive, accelerated learning environment for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) exam.

Career Outlook

Information security is vital in every company. This is especially true with companies that deal with sensitive information such as healthcare companies and banks. New security measures are added on a regular basis. As a result the demand for security analysts is high. Companies need to ensure their security policies are up to par and communicated to the company. That is why the number of jobs has increased steadily. Job grown for this title is expected to reach 25% over the next five to ten years.

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Salary Projections

The median salary for a security analyst in this country is around $85,000. This salary average covers all business types, geographic areas, and experience levels. The average figure is about 25% higher than the average of all job postings. Security analyst jobs in the northeastern United States command the highest salaries. States like California also offer high salaries. Security analysts who deal with sensitive information by working for the government or a healthcare provider are usually paid more than those who work in other fields. For security analysts with less experience the salary range dips only slightly from the national average.

Related Career Tracks

Security Pro Track

The Security Pro Track goes through all aspects of Information Security. Our goals with this set of courses is to create the most complete Security Specialist an organization could wish for.

Hacker Track

The InfoSec Institute Hacker Track will take you from 0 to 60 in your security career. By the time you successfully complete this track you will be highly credential-ed and in the top 5-10% of hackers in the world.