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

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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.

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