Information Security Analysts
On the Job
Information Security Analysts plan, create, or improve security measures to protect computer networks and information. They make sure security measures are in place so that files, systems, and computers are safe.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
- Document operational procedures.
- Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
- Monitor the security of digital information.
- Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
- Train others in computer interface or software use.
- Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
- Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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