Cyber Insider Threat Analyst

Cyber Insider Threat Analysts analyze information and intelligence and develop research studies and recommendations pertaining to potential security threats originating from within an organization.

Role overview

Insider Threat Analysts are responsible for collecting and assessing potential threats from within an organization, whether they’re from employees, business partners, or third-party vendors. They analyze these threats, identifying trends and patterns in threat data and finding any policy violations before disseminating and presenting their findings to key stakeholders.

Cyber Insider Threat Analysts
may also be referred to as:
Counter Insider Threat Analyst
Cyber Insider Threat Analyst
Cyber Insider Threat Investigator
Insider Threat Advisor
Insider Threat Analyst
Insider Threat Specialist

Career Path

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$135,000
National Average
$147,500
$160,000
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Documenting procedures, practices, and policies that need to be in place to begin threat analysis.
Carrying out surveys and interviewing key personnel regarding security procedures and identifying possible gaps in security.
Extracting data to observe the behavior and activity of potential inside threats.
Combining data from multiple sources to observe any anomaly in employee behavior.
Creating and implementing detection methods and strategies for insider threats.
Conducting risk assessments on collected data and establishing systems that extract data to monitor suspicious activity.
Taking immediate action on any activity that looks to have malicious intent.
Making recommendations on existing procedures and policy layers.

Tools & Environment

Cyber Insider Threat Analysts are often familiar with risk scoring and threat analysis tools, user and entity behavior analytics, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) security controls, and SIEM tools. These professionals also need a deep understanding of the security tools used by the organization, including firewalls, antivirus solutions, and threat intelligence systems.

Certifications

Category Organization Certification
Defense (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSEP
Defense (ISC)2 SSCP
Defense (ISC)2 CCSP
Defense (ISC)2 CAP
Defense Alibaba ACA
Defense Alibaba ACP
Defense Alibaba ACE
Defense AWS Certified Security
Defense CertNexus ITS
Defense Check Point CCSA
Defense Check Point CCSE
Defense Cisco CCNA Security
Defense Cisco CCNP Security
Defense Cisco CCIE Security
Defense Cisco CCNA CyberOps
Defense Cloud Credential Council PCSM
Defense CompTIA Security+
Defense CompTIA CySA+
Defense CompTIA CASP
Defense CREST CCWS
Defense CREST CPTIA
Defense CREST CRTIA
Defense CREST CCTIM
Defense CREST CPIA
Defense CREST CRIA
Defense CREST CCNIA
Defense CREST CCHIA
Defense CREST CCMRE
Defense CSA CCSK
Defense EC-Council CND
Defense EC-Council EDRP
Defense EC-Council CTIA
Defense EC-Council CSA
Defense EC-Council ECSS
Defense EITCI EITCA/IS
Defense eLearnSecurity eNDP
Defense eLearnSecurity eCRE
Defense eLearnSecurity eCTHP
Defense EXIN CIT-F
Defense Fortinet NSE 4
Defense Fortinet NSE 5
Defense Fortinet NSE 6
Defense Fortinet NSE 7
Defense Fortinet NSE 8
Defense GAQM CISP
Defense GIAC GSEC
Defense GIAC GCIA
Defense GIAC GISF
Defense GIAC GCED
Defense GIAC GCWN
Defense GIAC GPPA
Defense GIAC GMON
Defense GIAC GCCC
Defense GIAC GCUX
Defense GIAC GDAT
Defense GIAC GMOB
Defense GIAC GAWN
Defense GIAC GREM
Defense GIAC GCTI
Defense GIAC GISP
Defense GIAC GWEB
Defense GIAC GICSP
Defense GIAC GRID
Defense GIAC GCIP
Defense GIAC GEVA
Defense GIAC GOSI
Defense GIAC GCSA
Defense Google PCSE
Defense HISPI HISP
Defense IACRB CDRP
Defense IACRB CEREA
Defense IACRB CREA
Defense IACRB CSSA
Defense IBITGQ C CR P
Defense IBITGQ CITGP
Defense IBITGQ C CS F
Defense ISACA CSX-F
Defense ISACA CSX-T
Defense ISACA CSX-P
Defense ISECOM OPSA
Defense ISECOM OPSE
Defense Juniper JNCIA-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCIS-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCIP-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCIE-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCDS-SEC
Defense Lunarline CECS
Defense Lunarline CESA
Defense McAfee Institute CCII
Defense McAfee Institute CCIP
Defense McAfee Institute CSMIE
Defense McAfee Institute SMIA
Defense McAfee Institute CCTA
Defense McAfee Institute C|OSINT
Defense Microsoft AZ-500
Defense Mile2 C)SA2
Defense Mile2 C)SP
Defense Mile2 IS20
Defense Mile2 C)VA
Defense Mile2 C)DRE
Defense Mile2 C)VCP
Defense Mile2 C)VE
Defense Mile2 C)CSO
Defense Mile2 C)VSE
Defense Mile2 C)ISS
Defense Palo Alto PCCSA
Defense Palo Alto PCNSA
Defense Palo Alto PCNSE
Defense Redhat EX415
Defense Redhat EX425
Defense SECO-Institute S-ISF
Defense SECO-Institute S-ISP
Defense SECO-Institute S-ITSF
Defense SECO-Institute S-ITSP
Defense SECO-Institute S-ITSE
Defense SECO-Institute S-DWF
Defense Symantec 250-215
Defense Symantec 250-420
Defense Symantec 250-426
Defense Symantec 250-428
Defense Symantec 250-430
Defense Symantec 250-433
Defense Symantec 250-438
Defense Symantec 250-440
Defense Symantec 250-441
Defense Symantec 251/250-443
Defense Symantec 250-444
Defense Symantec 250-445
Defense Symantec 251/250-446
Defense Symantec 251/250-447
Defense Symantec 251/250-551
Defense Symantec 250-556
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