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Information Assurance Analysts

Overview

Information assurance analysts ensure that data is protected during processing, storage, transmission, and usage. They assess risk factors and take steps to protect the data and the systems used to facilitate its use or storage from cyber criminals and spies, or from accidental release to the media, business competitors, or foreign governments. This data can range from credit card information and medical records, to trade secrets and intellectual property, to top secret government intelligence. Information assurance analysts (IAAs) are most commonly responsible for protecting digital data, but some also protect hard-copy data. They are also known as information assurance officers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Consultant or Chief Data/Security Officer

Information Assurance Manager

Senior Information Assurance Analyst

Information Assurance Analyst

Information Technology Worker

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