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Network Security Analyst

Network Security Analysts are responsible for ensuring the security of an organisation’s networks from threats originating from both inside and outside of the organisation. They are focused on overseeing and ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of all computer systems.

 Salary Range (SGD)1   Years of Experience
2,500 – 3,750 0 – 3 Years

What do Network Security Analysts do?

  • Write and implement network security policies
  • Audit hardware and software entities on the network to find and close security gaps
  • Enhance system security by installing and configuring hardware and software designed to protect the network from malicious entities such as hackers, viruses and spyware
  • Ensure the security of traffic that passes through the network, and that security policies are up-to date and being followed
  • Monitor, analyse and main system access logs and passwords for network users
  • Report security threats and take corrective steps wherever there are breaches to security

Who are ideal for such a role?

Being a database administrator requires one to be a natural problem solver and meticulous as well.

This is not a job to be taken lightly as administrators has to double check their working implementations in a mission critical environment and must be on the ball to solve business challenges.

Being business minded can be very helpful for them as they need to be able to demonstrate their understanding of the business and communicate their views confidently.

Why be one?

  • IT Development Related Professionals are in demand:
  • The  IMDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 20152 estimated that they accounted for 48% or 92,600 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals, with software developer jobs being the most in demand.As at 1 Jun 2015, about 83,800 professionals were employed in IT Development roles and an additional 8,800 roles were vacant.Employers estimated demand to increase by another 29,800 for these job roles by 2018.

What courses do we recommend to start your career as a Network Security Analyst?

Foundational Courses

Network Security Analyst Track

References

Source: Michael Page 2016 South East Asia Salary & Employment Outlook

* Please note that the salary ranges can only be approximate guides.

Source: IMDA Annual Infocomm Manpower Survey and https://data.gov.sg/

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