The cybersecurity analyst is the watchful eye of the security systems of an organization or company. It is responsible for detecting and analyzing all the flaws in order to refine the security plan.
Education level: Bac +5
Starting salary: €3,200
Confirmed salary: €5,000
ROME Code: M1802
DPF code: M2Z
1. The position in a nutshell
3. Responsibility of the cybersecurity expert
6. In which sector to work?
7. How do I access the profession?
The position in a nutshell
Being a cybersecurity analyst means monitoring potential threats and attacks on company information systems. The specialist detects and anticipates incidents. It participates in improving the technical security plans of companies.
Equivalent title: Cybersecurity threat analyst, Cyber threat intelligence analyst
The cybersecurity threat analyst transmits information to CERTs and SOCs so that they can adapt the security of their information system (IS).
- Collect and analyze raw data from various sources (dark web, open source, etc.)
- Diagnose the origins of IS failures
- Discuss with international network specialists
Intelligence on cybersecurity threats
- Monitor the context of cybercrime
- Define potential business risk assessment reports
- Help understand the incidents suffered
Improved threat detection
- Be alert to cybersecurity innovations and challenges
- Analyze the attack techniques of cybercriminals
- Work on your detection skills
Capitalization of cybersecurity knowledge
- Constitute analysis reports to alert on developments
- Update documents and databases
- Share the steps for analyzing and understanding an ongoing threat
Our advice: Knowing how to speak several languages is an asset for this job and fluency in English is essential.
Responsibility of the cybersecurity analyst
The cybersecurity threat analyst is responsible for the confidentiality of a company’s IS. Its analyzes are used to deflect potential infections. Searching the web, testing attacks, knowing the latest operating methods: this agent must be at the forefront of his sector. He must know how to explain, without jargon and in an educational manner, the stakes of the attacks suffered.
The salaries of a cybersecurity analyst depend on their area of activity and level of experience. At the beginning of his career, in France, the analyst earns between 3,200 and 3,500 € gross monthly. A senior analyst has a gross monthly salary of €5,000 on average. In the United States, the average salary is $86,000 a year. In Canada, a senior cybersecurity analyst can earn over C$100,000.
In which sector to work?
The profile of a cybersecurity analyst can be adapted to many fields: service, telecommunications or high-tech consulting companies, software publishers, IT, industrial, banking or public companies.
The following companies are often in search of cybersecurity analysts:
- Orange ;
- Army services.
Description of the profession in the ANSSI directory
The cybersecurity threat analyst studies the evolution of the motivations and operating methods of attackers in order to allow the organization to adjust its cybersecurity strategy.
How to get into the job cybersecurity analyst
While some cyber threat analysts are hired at the end of a bac +3, the majority of companies are moving towards candidates with a bac +5 with a specialization in a field of cybersecurity and language skills.
Master Cybersecurity manager
This 2-year program allows you to master the basic skills necessary for the position of cybersecurity manager and promote your professional integration. Its cost of €15,000 excluding tax per year is fully covered by our partner companies. CSB.SCHOOL is authorized to train and organize the assessment of the level 7 professional title "Expert in Information Systems" registered with the RNCP under number 17285
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