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Career Pathway — Information/Cyber Security Analyst

Credential (Specialty) of Information Technology (IT)

What do they do?

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

Related job titles: Computer Security Specialist, Computer Specialist, Data Security Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager, Information Security Officer, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Information Technology Security Analyst, Information Technology Specialist

Median 2015 Annual Wage: $90,120 ($43.33 per hour)

Where are they employed?

The industries that employ the most information/cyber security analysts include computer systems design and related services, information, management of companies and enterprises, depository credit intermediation, and management, scientific, and technical consulting services


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

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