Information Security Analyst jobs
What Does an Information Security Analyst Do?
In simple words, an Information Security Analyst monitors, prevents and stops attacks on private data. These digital professionals will design and apply firewalls and software systems in order to protect data and network infrastructures. They also maintain systems by updating software and recommending security updates to senior management.
Information Security Analysts can also work in the public sector, or even as freelance consultants to help employees understand new programs and hardware. Typically, these cyber security professionals hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in their field; however some employers might favour candidates that hold a Master's Degree.
How Much Does an Infosec Analyst Make?
The average basic salary for an Information Security Analyst in London usually is between £35,000 and £60,000 depending on the industry and the candidate's previous experience.
What Are the Key Responsibilities of an Information Security Analyst?
Monitor security access
Conduct security assessments through vulnerability testing and risk analysis
Implementing both internal and external security audits
Analysing security breaches to identify the root cause
Continuously update the company's incident response and disaster recovery plans
Verifying the security of third party vendors and collaborating with them to meet security requirements
Apply penetration testing