The unrelenting pace of cyberattacks has created a huge demand for threat analysts. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for these professionals is expected to exceed 32% over the next 10 years. And while the threat analyst position is often the entry-level title among cybersecurity professionals, it is not an entry level job. Analysts need strong IT skills, with a broad understanding of network architecture. Some job postings require security clearances.
Consequently, many new cybersecurity analysts land in the position after having been shuffled over from other IT roles. There simply aren’t enough qualified applicants to poach from other companies or recruit from strong university programs.
But the threat analyst role requires a new set of attitudes, some of which might surprise IT professionals accustomed to a different benchmark for