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Cybersecurity Analyst

Job Overview

A cybersecurity analyst is the gatekeeper of a company’s digital information. They are the bodyguards who keep out viruses, review suspicious activities, and protect against hackers. They keep constant tabs on threats and monitor their organization’s networks for any breaches in security.

Energy industry is highly digitized and uses sophisticated systems to monitor, measure and control oil and gas wells, facilities and pipeline operations. These systems, and the continued adoption of digitization and automation across the energy industry, increases the need for cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity analysts protect critical information. They address the security of the traditional IT environment of computerized offices and also deal with the added complexity of securing their company’s Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is the connectivity between physical devices that communicate and interact with each other over the internet and can be remotely monitored and controlled. Additionally, cybersecurity analysts may be tasked with understanding, integrating and protecting innovative digital business processes such as robotic process automation, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Increasingly, the cybersecurity function is also about monitoring, managing and influencing behaviours and interactions within the organization from employees, vendors, etc. that could present additional risk, and finding innovative ways to mitigate that risk. Many companies have developed Security Operations Centres which provide a centralized, structured and coordinating hub for all cybersecurity activities in the organization.

Cybersecurity analysts research, plan, design, coordinate, implement and support security measures for all digital information systems within an organization.

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