The goal of IT security is to protect computer networks and the information within them. Cybersecurity Analysts plan, implement, and monitor these security measures. If a data breach happens, they help determine what information was compromised and how to prevent the issue from happening again.
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A Typical Day
- 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.
- Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system.
- Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status.
Professional Certification and/or Associate's Degree
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
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The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center - Information Technology
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Sample Job Titles...
- Information Security Analyst
- Information Security Specialist
- IT Security Analyst
- Network Security Analyst
- Security Analyst
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10-Year Job Growth Projections
Wage Range & Median 10-County Region
Annual Hires Regionally
Other Regional Career Resources
Cyber Professional Organization, Local Chapter: Information Systems Security Association, gt-issa.org
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Real World Career Pathways
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