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Hiring Kit: Security Analyst

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  • Published August 11, 2019
  • Topic TechRepublic Premium
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Successfully finding and recruiting suitable candidates for Security Analyst requires a well thought out plan of action. This hiring kit provides a workable framework you can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the best candidate for Security Analyst in your organization.

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INTRODUCTION

For most modern business enterprises, the collection, processing, and storage of data is the driving force behind every transaction, decision, and strategy. In a business era where everyone and everything is networked and connected, data is the most valuable commodity. Therefore, it is extremely vital that every business take necessary precautions to protect their data from unauthorized access, particularly if such access is made by individuals with malicious intent.

Malicious criminals continue to plague the business world with constant, and all too often successful, attacks on IT infrastructure. So, in a regulatory and compliance environment where failing to protect sensitive or private data can result in costly fines and penalties, it is time for businesses to take a much more proactive approach to their data security protocols, policies, and procedures.

Hiring a dedicated security analyst to take control of your enterprise’s IT security strategy, implementation, and testing is a good place to start. In general, security analysts are tasked with identifying weaknesses in current security systems and developing solutions to close security vulnerabilities. To perform this task well, ideal candidates will have highly advanced technical skills, a proven ability to communicate with all levels of an organization, and experience applying both skillsets to solve real problems.

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