What is an information security analyst?
With the scale and complexity of networked environments growing every year, the need for seasoned information security analysts has become more prevalent. Upwork provides access to information security talent adept at overseeing and managing risk in the areas of network security, cyber security, and endpoint security.
How do you hire an information security analyst?
You can source information security analysts on Upwork by following these three steps:
- Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in an information security analyst.
- Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
- Shortlist and interview information security analysts. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.
Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of information security analyst you need to complete your project.
How much does it cost to hire an information security analyst?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced information security analyst may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their information security analyst services more competitively.
Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.
How do you write an information security analyst job post?
Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
Job post title
Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample information security analyst job post titles:
- Need marketing manager with experience in information data security
- Cyber security analyst needed to oversee corporate governance project
- Database analyst with security experience needed for financial institution
An effective information security analyst job post should include:
- Scope of work: From developing security policies to implementing network security strategies, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or environments, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
Information security analyst job responsibilities
Here are some examples of information security analyst job responsibilities:
- Help manage the enterprise information security infrastructure for a software development company
- Support vulnerability review, management, and remediation efforts
- Create the incident response plan and implement the business continuity plan
Information security analyst job requirements and qualifications
Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in an Information security analyst. Here are some examples:
- Bachelor’s degree in IS or related field
- Minimum 5 years experience in vulnerability scanning and remediation
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows and virtualization technologies