What does an Information Analyst do?

Information analysts monitor and test computer systems security, design plans to protect system data from cyberattacks, and analyze security data. They test security systems looking for potential problems that can cause security breaches in a computer system, mobile app, or cloud software. They continually perform scans to ensure that systems remain secure and safe and write risk reports that show exactly where problems are and propose solutions to secure the data.

Information analysts create detailed security plans to protect systems data and offer concise step by step instructions staff can follow to safeguard their systems. They erect firewalls that guard the data and protect systems from potential tampering breaches or dangers. They consult and train staff, so they are well-versed in security practices to protect their data, analyze logs, and monitor data logs to check for possible breaches and find problems instantly. Information analysts need a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, IT, or cybersecurity.

What responsibilities are common for Information Analyst jobs?
  • Responsible for research and outcomes analysis and reporting for programs and initiatives that support performance targets and goals.
  • Collaborate with the technical team to develop new online reports to deliver on-demand site analytics to the community.
  • Responsible for QC and data validation of all outputs.
  • Facilitate and support the adoption and implementation of evidence-based best practices during the sites' annual quality improvement initiative.
  • Provide clinical expertise and recommendations for performance improvement through knowledge of quality indicators, processes and outcomes measurement.
  • Train data abstractors bimonthly and ad hoc to assure accurate data collection.
  • Use knowledge to inform the design of analytic variables, and provide support to the abstractor by interpreting the definitions of the variables being abstracted to assure the data collected is reliable and valid.
  • Lead the coordination, training and evaluation for designated special projects.
  • Recommend changes as necessary to promote accomplishment of objectives.
What are the typical qualifications for Information Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in information systems, information technology, or computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with SQL, DOD, Linux, PostgreSQL,C, and HUMINT software and systems.
  • Can interface comfortably.
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills.
  • Has an eye on continuous improvement.
  • Experience with software tools and business process analysis.
  • Experience with writing protocols, i2 Analyst Notebook, Flash, Debian, and software tools.
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How much does an Information Analyst make?

$82,963 /yr
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Information Analyst Career Path

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Information Analyst
Dec 6, 2021

“Overall I think the benefits are good but all depends on where you work and who you work with”

Emory UniversityEmory University
Information Analyst
Feb 18, 2021

“Low pay and nothing else”

University of GlasgowUniversity of Glasgow
Information Analyst
May 29, 2022

“Generally accepted if you wish to progress in your career you must apply for a different job (usually elsewhere).”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Information Analyst
Jul 8, 2021

“pretty good work life balance”

Management Information Analyst
Nov 9, 2021

“Not best place to develop well”

US NavyUS Navy
Information Professional
Dec 30, 2020

“no work life balance but reliable”

Tulsa Public SchoolsTulsa Public Schools
Information Analyst
Apr 21, 2021

“Great people to work with”

The Institution of Engineering and TechnologyThe Institution of Engineering and Technology
Information Scientist
Jan 26, 2021

“Good opportunities to grow yourself”

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