Cybersecurity Analyst

(NOC 2122)

Career Description

Cybersecurity specialists develop, plan, recommend, implement, improve and monitor security measures to protect an organization's computer networks, connected devices and information to prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of the information or of the systems on which the information resides.

Duties May Include

  • Confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware
  • Apply encryption protocols, and manage keys to ensure security of data is maintained while at rest and in transit
  • Monitor access and credentials for information and systems
  • Install, test and operate security software and tools such as anti-virus and automated threat detection/prevent systems to ensure security measures are in place and working as intended
  • Monitor for cyber attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity
  • Plan and carry out security measures in response to cybersecurity events and incidents in accordance with an organization's incident response plan to protect information, data and systems
  • Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests.

Examples of Titles

Informatics security analyst
Informatics security consultant
Information technology security specialist
Systems Security Analyst

Where They Work

Cybersecurity analysts are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors.

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Modified on November 06, 2023