Information Security Analysts

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Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, information security analysts:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • 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.

Work Performance

  • 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.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.