What is an Information Security Analyst?
An information security analyst is someone who takes measures to protect a company's critical data and is proactive in preventing cyber attackers from hacking sensitive information. They do this by coming up with innovative solutions to prevent critical information from being stolen, damaged, or compromised by cybercriminals.
People sometimes confuse Security Analyst and Security Administrators, there’s a difference:
Security Analysts - analyze data and recommend/request changes to higher ups, however, Security Analyst do not authorize and implement changes. Their main task is keeping attackers out.
Security Administrators – make sure that systems are working as designed by making changes, applying patches and setting up new admin users. Their main job is to maintain and keep systems up and running.