Information Security Analysts

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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $24.43/hr
Median: $36.17/hr
Experienced: $46.74/hr

Current Employment
138 (2017)

Projected Employment
169 (2028)

Growth for Information Security Analysts

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Information Security Analysts

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Computer Systems Design Services2719.6%0.7%
Custom Computer Programming Services1410.4%0.6%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices <107%0.2%
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers<105.6%0.3%
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)<103.6%0.2%

Occupational Tasks

  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated.
  • Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files.
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.