Cyber security requires a good understanding of potential threats to data and information, such as malicious code. The field of cyber security includes the management of incidents, identity, and risk. Cybersecurity is designed to safeguard programs, computer, data, and networks from unauthorized access or damage. In simple words, security means cyber security in the context of computing. The following are the elements cybersecurity:
- End-user education
- Application security
- Business continuity planning or disaster recovery
- Network security
- Information security
Information security is constantly and quickly evolving making it a problematic to keep computing security at the barest minimum. The traditional approach to cyber security focuses more on the most crucial system components leaving the less crucial components vulnerable. Our current environment does not give room to this.
According to Adam Vincent, “The threat is advancing quicker than we can keep up with it. The threat changes faster than our idea of the risk. It’s no longer possible to write a large white paper about the risk to a particular system. You would be rewriting the white paper constantly…” More proactive and adaptive approaches are now employed to deal with the current environment.
Entry-Level Cyber Security Analyst Salary
The median salary for entry-level cybersecurity analyst revolves around $101,750 yearly. Entry-level cyber security analyst can also earn total cash compensation of an amount around $44,000 and $88,000 in a year. Employment generally includes profit sharing and bonuses, and in rare cases, can be as high as $10,000 and $8,000 respectively. Entry-level cyber security analysts, in most cases, enjoy medical coverage, while a huge number of entry-level cybersecurity analysts get dental coverage.
A strong majority of entry-level cybersecurity analysts also enjoy vision coverage. Most entry-level cybersecurity analysts enjoy doing their work. And a chunk part of the job is handled by men (about 84%) according to a survey.
According to PayScale’s salary survey
- Entry-level cyber security analyst earns an annual salary of between $45,799 and $86,810
- Entry-level cyber security analyst earns an annual bonus of between $0.00 and $8,154
- Entry-level cyber security analyst earns an annual profit sharing of between $0.00 and $9,933
- Entry-level cyber security analyst earns a total annual pay of between $44,136 and $88,490
Job requirements for an entry-level cyber security analyst position
- A maximum of 2 years works experience as a cyber-security analysts or networking experience
- Must be a recent graduate or preparing to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Cyber Security, CIS, IT, or any related field
- Problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
- Strong customer relationship skills
- A great understanding of general internetworking technologies and WAN or LAN design. TCP/IP networking practical experience
- Practical experiences of different computer operating system, such as Windows, Unix, and Linux
- Detail oriented
- Knowledge of Access and Routing Control Devices
- A great understanding of Sybase, Oracle, Microsoft SQL
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- An understanding of enterprise level support applications, such as BES, Exchange, etc.
- Strong organization and interpersonal skills
- An understanding of virtualized environments