How to recruit and hire a Security Analyst
Recruiting a Security Analyst with the right combination of technical expertise and experience will require a comprehensive screening process. This hiring kit from TechRepublic Premium includes a job description, sample interview questions and a basic want ad that you can customize for your business to find, interview, recruit and hire the best candidates for a Security Analyst position. You will also find out how much a Security Analyst makes in the U.S. per year on average.
From the hiring kit’s introduction:
For most enterprise businesses, the collection, processing and storage of data is the driving force behind every transaction, decision and strategy. In a business era where everyone and everything is networked and connected, data is the most valuable commodity; therefore, it is extremely vital that every business take necessary precautions to protect their data from unauthorized access, particularly if such access is made by individuals with malicious intent.
Malicious criminals continue to plague the business world with constant, and all too often successful, attacks on IT infrastructure. So, in a regulatory and compliance environment where failing to protect sensitive or private data can result in costly fines and penalties, it is time for businesses to take a much more proactive approach to their data security protocols, policies and procedures.
Hiring a dedicated security analyst to take control of your enterprise’s IT security strategy, implementation and testing is a good place to start. In general, security analysts are tasked with identifying weaknesses in current security systems and developing solutions to close security vulnerabilities. To perform this task well, ideal candidates will have highly advanced technical skills, a proven ability to communicate with all levels of an organization and experience applying both skillsets to solve real problems.