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. They manage, deploy, maintain and optimize software applications and must be skilled in Windows operating systems and common PC applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite. Analysts need strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent judgment and self-motivation. Successful candidates stay up to date with government regulations and industry security trends and developments. Employers generally seek a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field, along with at least three years of practical data security experience. A professional certification such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation is also a valuable asset. Performing security audits and risk assessments and analysesMaking recommendations for enhancing data systems securityResearching attempted breaches of data security and rectifying security weaknessesFormulating security policies and procedures Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can help you with your data security analyst staffing needs.
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Salary for Data Security Analyst in Tysons Corner, VA
$159,600 - $226,433
25th percentile
$159,600
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
$196,175
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
$226,433
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
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