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Alabama Department of Labor

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SOC: 15-1122 Information Security Analysts
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers. Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated. Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files. Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems. Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures. Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency. Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors. Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests.
License: License not required.
Outlook:
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Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $29.14   Entry $60,616.00
Mean $42.73   Mean $88,886.00
Experience $49.52 Experience $103,021.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
1,2001,400351.55
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