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SBN Cybersecurity analyst degree requirements, certifications and skill sets

Introduction

Are you seeking a new career in cybersecurity? A cybersecurity analyst position could be an excellent fit for you. In this role, you’ll be responsible for maintaining the security and integrity of data. A cybersecurity analyst must have a great foundation of knowledge related to information security.

Cybersecurity analyst responsibilities and duties

The main objective of a cybersecurity analyst is to analyze the security measures of an organization and conclude how effective they are. Their most important task is to be focused on protecting sensitive data. They identify security weaknesses and make recommendations to improve these flaws.

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For preventative measures, the cybersecurity analyst must ensure that all networks have sufficient security to prevent unauthorized access. This also includes keeping all hardware and software up-to-date and documenting any changes or upgrades. In addition, they must document all security information for the company.

Creating documentation regarding how to respond to a breach is another duty of a cybersecurity analyst. This documentation must be kept current and be ready to put into motion should an incident occur. They are also often in charge of training for staff on proper and appropriate cybersecurity measures both physically in the office and online.

Here’s a list of basic job responsibilities that most cybersecurity analysts engage in on a regular basis:

  • Plan out security measures and controls
  • Establish protocols for the protection of digital data and information systems against unauthorized access, modification or destruction
  • Maintain data integrity
  • Monitor security access
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analysis exercises and security assessments
  • Conduct security audits internally and externally
  • Reduce the likelihood of incidents and disasters with proactive strategies
  • Review security breaches and detect root causes
  • Define corporate security policies and ensure adherence
  • Coordinate security plans with third-party vendors

Education requirements

While there are no firm educational requirements for becoming (Read more...)

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