What is a Security Analyst?

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What does a Security Analyst do? What are the roles and responsibilities?
Dec 17, 2018 in Career Counselling by Karan
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A security Analyst is a person hired to protect a company or organization's data from cyber attacks. 

These are some duties of a Security Analyst:

  • planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data.
  • Creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • Analyze the network and look for unusual behaviour
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Training staff on network and information security procedures
answered Dec 17, 2018 by Logan
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A Security Analyst is a person who analyzes and maintains the security of the Systems and Network in the organization. He has to continuously keep checking the security of the system to see if there are any weak points and then inform it to the relevant team to increase the security.
answered Apr 5 by Eric
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Security analysts design and implement security systems to protect a company or organization’s computer networks from cyber attacks, and help set and maintain security standards.

Roles and Responsibilities are listed below:

  • Monitor computer networks for security issues.
  • Investigate security breaches and other cyber-security incidents.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause.
  • Work with the security team to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities.
  • Fix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
  • Stay current on IT security trends and news.
  • Develop company-wide best practices for IT security.
  • Perform penetration testing.
  • Help colleagues install security software and understand information security management.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.

answered Jul 1 by Gitika
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