IT Job Descriptions: Security

Data Security Analyst

Installs and maintains security software. Instructs computer users on security policies and procedures. Monitors network activity and ensures data is protected from unauthorized users. Identifies, reports and resolves security violations. Relies on established guidelines and instructions to perform daily job functions. Works under immediate supervision and usually reports to a supervisor. May require a bachelor’s degree and 0–2 years of relevant experience.

Data Security Analyst, Sr.

Installs and maintains security software. Instructs computer users on security policies and procedures. Monitors network activity and ensures data is protected from unauthorized users. Identifies, reports and resolves security violations. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to plan and achieve goals. Works under general supervision and usually reports to a supervisor, though some ingenuity and flexibility is required. May require a bachelor’s degree and 2–4 years of relevant experience.

Data Security Manager

Manages and oversees systems to protect data from unauthorized access. Creates and implements policies and procedures for identifying, recording and addressing security violations. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a department head. Manages others. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 7 years of field experience.

Data Security Supervisor

Supervises the data security team and related activity to protect systems from unauthorized access. Identifies, records and addresses security violations. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a department head. Manages others. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 4 years of field experience.

IS Security Manager

Develops and oversees information systems security. Manages IT security analysts to ensure that all applications are functional and secure. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Manages others. Usually reports to senior management. Significant creativity and latitude is expected. Requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 6–8 years of field experience.

Security Administrator

Implements network security policies, protects network from unauthorized access, monitors network usage and resolves access issues. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a supervisor. May manage others. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. Requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of field experience.

Security Programmer

Analyzes information security systems and applications. Recommends and develops security measures to protect against unauthorized modification or loss. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a department head. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. Requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of field experience.

Systems/Application Security Analyst

Evaluates information security systems and applications and suggests enhancements. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a department head. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. Requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of field experience.