As Information Security Officers, we are responsible for managing the company's information and data security. We are also responsible for identifying vulnerabilities and working with the IT department to resolve them and ensure that its network and data remain secure. We also document any security breaches and assess their damage.

Core tasks:

  • developing and implementing a wide-ranging plan to secure its network
  • monitoring network to ensure compliance with security policies and guidelines
  • keeping up-to-date with developments in IT security standards and threats
  • collaborating with management and the IT department to enhance security.


Years on other jobs

How many years do people usually work on other jobs before becoming an Information Security Officer?
More than 7 years
Years on other jobs
On average, people work more than more than 7 years in other positions prior to becoming an Information Security Officer.

Position lifespan

How long does an Information Security Officer work in this position across multiple employers?
3-5 years
Position lifespan
On average, an Information Security Officer works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.

Job hopper score

How likely is an Information Security Officer to change companies while holding the same title?
Job hopper score
The job hopper score is Medium for an Information Security Officer.

Career path

Path to job

Prior positions

Most people held these titles before becoming an Information Security Officer.
13 %
Information Security Analyst
Avg. length of tenure:3 years
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12 %
Information Security Manager
Avg. length of tenure:4 years
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Fields of study

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Top educational institutions

Explore the list of higher education institutions that an Information Security Officer typically studied at.
Community College of the Air Force
University of Maryland-College Park

Path after job

Subsequent positions

An Information Security Officer typically moves on to these titles.




Information Security Officer age distribution

Gender ratio

Information Security Officer gender distribution


Top employers

These companies currently have Information Security Officer positions open.
Finance and Insurance
Large size
Large size


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