4 Interview questions for data security analysts

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Recent data breaches, like those at Xero, Experian and TalkTalk, are one of the many reasons data security analysts are in high demand.

These professionals work to keep businesses’ data safe: They perform security audits and risk assessments, enhance data systems security, know how to spot potential breaches and have quick solutions to rectify weaknesses.

Hiring managers want data security analysts with a thorough understanding of computer and network security, including firewall administration, encryption technologies and network protocols, according to IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology (RHT). RHT named this position one of the top-five highest paid tech jobs of 2015, with a salary range of $106,250 to $149,000.

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