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Information Security Analysts

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Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. 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.

    Work Activities
    • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
    • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
    • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
    • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.
    • Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status.
    • Maintain permanent fleet cryptologic and carry-on direct support systems required in special land, sea surface and subsurface operations.
    • Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated.
    • Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests.
    • Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes.
    • Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files.
    • Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors.
    • Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $89,370/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $42.97/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 2,890
    • Yearly Projected Openings 290
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Cooperation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Tools
    • Protocol analyzers
    • Notebook computers
    • Network analyzers
    • Mainframe computers
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Web platform development software
    • Transaction security and virus protection software
    • Operating system software
    • Network monitoring software
    • Development environment software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.