I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “we’re all in this together” before. But, sometimes it seems that we can’t seem to make ourselves aware that we are all in this together.
So, yes, we are all in this together. It’s just that we all seem to have different degrees of responsibility. The company I work for is a medium sized company and I work in the Engineering department. My boss is a CEO and he has a direct influence on the decisions that are made. However, I also work in a “senior” position, which means that I’m “on my own”, which means that I get to make my own decisions.
When I ask my manager about this, he tells me that it’s a common mistake of people that get too focused on their own individual job. But in order to make a good decision, you have to focus on the whole picture. He tells me this because a lot of our company has an ongoing cyber security threat that is difficult to detect and can get out of control. When I ask him whether he feels that I make good decisions, he says that I do.
As a way to say it’s a good thing that we have management that is focused on the whole company, I can’t say that I agree with his general philosophy. But I also can’t say that I disagree, because I get the feeling that he’s just trying to get his point across.
He tells me the average salary for cyber security analysts in California is $100,000, which is a pretty decent wage. But he says a lot of places are a lot more expensive than California. He doesn’t say where he thinks we should be or whether we should be moving to California, but I suspect that he may be thinking about it.
I feel like hes being a little disingenuous, but I was hoping we would be getting some more detail on his salary in California.
You may be wondering why I bring up salary, and I can see why that would be a good question. I feel that a lot of people have the impression that cyber security analysts are a relatively low-paying profession. And while that might be a fair assumption, the reality is that there’s a lot more to it than just an average salary. There’s tons of education, experience, and technical training so that you can earn more money than you think you can.
In fact, many people with cybersecurity experience actually get more money than they think they can, as you will see a little bit in this article. I actually met a guy who worked as a cyber security analyst here in California before I started my career as a software engineer. He actually got more money than I did, but that’s because he got a lot more experience. He spent over 13 years working as a security analyst in large corporations in the United States.
The term “security analyst” has grown over time in the public eye. It wasn’t always a good thing, but it’s now that it’s become a “job” that has a pay that beats out a lot of comparable jobs. The difference is that the analyst gets to work on a lot more important problems compared to the IT staff who are mostly concerned with computers. It’s the difference between a rock star and a rock star.
Now that cyber security has become more advanced and companies are spending money on the infrastructure of the internet, there is a constant demand for experienced cyber security analysts. Cyber security analysts typically work in a variety of roles such as network security analyst, web/application security analyst, data security analyst, and information security analyst. The industry standard for security analysts is an annual salary of over $60,000.