What does an Information Security Analyst II do?

As an Information Security Analyst, you will design and implement IT security systems to protect the organization's computer networks from cyber attacks. You will also help develop organization wide best practices for IT security. You will monitor computer networks for security issues, install security software and document all security issues or breaches you find.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in computer science with a minimum of 3 years of experience in information security. You need to be proficient with MAC and OS with experience in penetration testing and techniques and installing security software and documenting security issues. In addition, you will have excellent written and oral communication skill and understand patch management and firewalls, antivirus and IDPS concepts.

  • Install security measures and operate software
  • Upgrade systems to enable security software
  • Install and upgrade antivirus software
  • Test and evaluate new technology
  • Perform penetration testing
  • Analyze IT requirements and provide objective advice on the use of IT security requirements
  • Gather feedback from end users to continue to improve systems
  • Design, analyze and implement efficient IT security systems
  • MBA in Information Systems, preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in information security
  • Proficient with MAC and OS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experienced with penetration testing and techniques
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities
  • Understand patch management
  • Knowledge of firewalls, antivirus and IDPS concepts
  • Experienced in installing security software and documenting security issues_
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Information Security Analyst II Salaries

Average Base Pay

$79,721 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$59K
Median: $80K
$107K
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Information Security Analyst II Career Path

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Read what Information Security Analyst II professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
California Department of Health ServicesCalifornia Department of Health Services
Senior Information Systems Analyst
Jan 31, 2020

“I enjoyed the responsibility of overseeing multiple high profile projects which impacted internal and external customers.”

NetsurionNetsurion
Associate Security Analyst
Dec 22, 2021

“Very good place to start your career and learn about various device logs and processes.”

WesleyanWesleyan
Junior Cyber Analyst
Oct 9, 2019

“Wesleyan have provided me with amazing opportunities and have allowed me to develop my career massively since joining.”

DTS Systeme
Junior Cyber Security Administrator
May 30, 2021

“Everyone is really helpful and the support is enough to get up to speed with the details about the job.”

Tata Consultancy Services (North America)Tata Consultancy Services (North America)
Senior Cyber Security Analyst
Jul 22, 2021

“TCS is a place to learn new things and explore new opportunities to grow in career.”

MorningstarMorningstar
Information Security Analyst
Sep 1, 2021

“I didn't find any cons working in Morning Star it is a great place to work”

InfusionPointsInfusionPoints
Information Security Analyst
Aug 28, 2019

“I also had a great Director of Security Assurance that truly cared about the professional development of subordinates.”

SalesforceSalesforce
Security Analyst
Jul 18, 2020

“Great path driven training that helps you get to a career you can grow in.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an information security analyst ii

When working as an information security analyst ii, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Top Secret Clearance, SOC, Security Clearance, Operating Systems, and CISSP.

The most similar professions to information security analyst ii are:
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Security Architect

The most common qualifications to become an information security analyst ii include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.