Data Security Analyst in Halifax, NS

Data Security Analyst Job Description:

Data security analysts must possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of computer and network security, including such areas as firewall administration, encryption technologies and network protocols. Analysts need strong oral and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent judgment and self-motivation. It is important that candidates keep abreast of industry security trends and developments, as well as applicable government regulations. Employers generally seek a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field, along with at least three years of practical information security experience. A professional certification such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation is also a valuable asset.

Typical Duties of a Data Security Analyst:

  • Performing security audits, risk assessments and analysis
  • Making recommendations for enhancing data systems security
  • Researching attempted breaches of data security and rectifying security weaknesses
  • Formulating security policies and procedures

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    Salary for Data Security Analyst in Halifax, NS
    104720 - 144224
    25th percentile
    104720
    New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
    50th percentile
    125758
    Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
    75th percentile
    144224
    Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
    Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Information Systems Security Manager 105421 126459 138146 Security Architect 99811 124589 148665 Network Security Engineer 99578 118745 134640 Systems Security Administrator 98175 115239 134173
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