Security Analyst

Security Analysts monitor and analyze cybersecurity alerts and attacks on computer networks, systems and data storage systems. They maintain and enhance cybersecurity protection, detection and alerting tools.

Role overview

The Security Analyst is responsible for enhancing their organization's cybersecurity posture by monitoring and responding to threats, implementing or enhancing security solutions such as firewalls, endpoint security, and security event monitoring.

Security Analysts
may also be referred to as:
Cloud Security Analyst
Cyber Defense Analyst
Cyber Defense Analyst Intern
Cyber Fusion Analyst
Cyber Intern
Cyber Network Defense Analyst
Cyber Risk Defense Analyst
Cyber Security Operations Analyst
Cyber Threat Detection Analyst
Cybersecurity Analyst
Cybersecurity Analyst Intern
Endpoint Analyst
Information Assurance Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Intern Cybersecurity Analyst
Intern Information Security Operations
Network Security Analyst
Purple Team Analyst
Security Analyst
Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
Security Operations Intern
Security Operations Monitoring Analyst
SIEM Analyst
Systems Security Analyst

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
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Monitoring networks for all incoming code and responding to any negative activity.
Installing, managing, and updating software on the systems and networks they monitor.
Encrypting data transmissions and building firewalls.
Developing plans to protect against malware and procedures for attack response.
Ensuring all software within the network has adequate security measures in place.
Compiling reports on the safety of the organization’s networks documenting security issues and response measures.
Analyzing existing networks to provide suggestions and best practices to maintain data security.
Staying updated on trends and advances in security and information technology.
Training employees and data users on security threats and protection best practices.

Tools & Environment

Security Analysts need expertise in cyber attack methods, cloud or network-based services, operating systems, and vulnerabilities are exploited. They use scripting tools such as Python for automation and a wide range of security information and event monitoring tools as well as initial security event analysis products.


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