In a typical work setting, information security analysts:
- Have a high level of contact with users, managers, and vendors.
- Communicate daily by telephone, e-mail, and in person. They occasionally write letters and memos.
- Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other workers.
- Often work as a part of team of computer professionals.
Physical Work Conditions
- Always work indoors.
- Work near others, such as when sharing office space.
- Must be sure that all details are done and their work is exact. Errors could seriously endanger companies' data files.
- Regularly make decisions that strongly impact a client, company, and coworkers. They make most decisions without consulting a supervisor first.
- Set nearly all their daily tasks and goals without talking to a superior first.
- Must meet strict weekly deadlines.
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- Work in a moderately competitive atmosphere.
- May repeat the same mental tasks.
- Generally work a set schedule.
- Most work 40 hours per week.
- May work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines or solve problems.
- May travel to different companies within the city or nation if working as a consultant.