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Information Security Analysts

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

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Skills Needed

72%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

72%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

69%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

66%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

63%

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

63%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

60%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

60%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

56%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

56%

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

56%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

53%

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

53%

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

50%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

50%

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

50%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

50%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

50%

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

50%

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

50%

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

47%

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

47%

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

44%

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

38%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

35%

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

35%

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

31%

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

3%

Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

28%

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

22%

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

19%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

19%

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

13%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

0%

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

0%

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $55k
  • Median Income Salary$83k
  • Upper Income Salary $145k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing a
    • CIT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT-CT
    • CIT-CYBER SEC NET SECURITY-AAS
    • CIT-NET CLIENT/SERVER-AAS
    • CIT-NETWORK SECURITY-AAS
    • CIT-SOFTWARE-AAS
    • Cisco Cert Network Pro Cert
    • Comp Info Tech, Networking-AAS
    • Comp TIA Certification Preparation
    • CompTIA Project+ Certificate
    • Computer Networking Technology
    • Computer Science BS
    • Computer Science MSCS
    • Computer Technologies-CT
    • Network Specialist
    • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Wireless
    • CIT-CYBER SEC DIG FORENSIC-AAS
    • CIT-ELECT CRIME INVEST-AAS
    • CIT-NET ROUTER/SWITCH-AAS
    • CIT-NETWORKING-AAS
    • Cisco Cert Network Assoc Cert
    • Cisco certification: Cisco Ce
    • Comp Sci & Engrg (2nd Major)
    • CompTIA A+ & Network+
    • CompTIA Security+ Certificate
    • Computer Science BA
    • Computer Science BSCS
    • Computer Science PHD
    • Cyber Seccurity-AAS
    • Networking/Server Tech-AAS

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 108

    Associate's Degree

  • 98

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 4

    Certificate Of At Least One But Less Than Two Years

  • 302

    Certificate Of Less Than One Year

  • 3

    Doctoral Degree (academic)

  • 10

    Master's Degree