What does a Principal Information Security Analyst 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

Principal Information Security Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$137,842 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $138K
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