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Information Security Analysts
(SOC Code : 15-1122)
in Santa Clara County

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Excludes “Computer Network Architects” (15-1143).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Clara County is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA, which includes San Benito and Santa Clara counties.
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 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA2018 - 20281,1601,55039033.61,350

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Clara County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services1,02220.1%
Depository Credit Intermediation 46215.1%
Data Processing and Related Services 3164.6%
Colleges and Universities 874.2%
Insurance Carriers 432.1%
Software Publishers 1,2162.0%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 651.9%
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses 281.9%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 5861.8%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 711.7%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 9111.6%
Architectural and Engineering Services 1,0031.6%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 81.4%
Security & Commodity Investment Activity401.3%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated.
Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files.
Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status.
Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.
Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes.
Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.
Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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Alternate Titles
Computer Security Specialists; Data Security Administrators; Information Security Engineers; Information Security Officers; Information Security Specialists; Information Systems Security Analysts; and Information Technology Security Analysts
 
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