An Information Security Analyst acts as a gatekeeper and guardian for a company’s information. The analyst installs and maintains protective software that keeps sensitive information secure from external attack, and may also recommend user identification equipment or software that controls internal access to information. An Information Security Analyst is responsible for staying current with the latest cybersecurity threats, and for taking effective measures to anticipate and defeat them. An analyst may work for a private corporation, for a research lab, for a cybersecurity company, for the military, or for a government agency.
Information Security Courses
Students may earn a master’s degree from many state schools that will cover the general topic of information security, though there are many pathways to the degree. For example, a Master’s of Science in Information Security is available under that name in Massachusetts. Students may also earn a Master’s of Science in Information Assurance, or a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in security. In addition to onsite programs, many online universities offer a master’s in information security as part of a distance learning program.
Potential Courses include:
- Disaster Recovery
- Digital Investigations
- Rights, Ethics and Legal Practices