MBTI® Test INTJ Information Security Analysts

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Investigative, Realistic (CIR) (GOT)

Hammer (1996) writes that Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging (INTJ) Myers-Briggs Types are particularly drawn to the theoretical and applied sciences because they have strong long-range vision and can understand the impact of current changes in the future. They are also skilled planners, and can work systematically to achieve these long-term goals. Due to these factors, among others, INTJ Myers-Briggs Types are often well suited in careers as information security analysts.

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Information security analysts are responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and confidentiality of computer systems and databases. They write code to encrypt data transmissions and to build firewalls to prevent hackers from obtaining confidential data. To do this successfully, they also need to be aware of the most current viruses, malware, and other harmful software, as well as the techniques that hackers or other criminals use to access data. Information security may also monitor the use or activity on servers to detect any unusual activity as quickly as possible, and train others to do the same. In some cases, information security analysts are involved in writing and implementing company policies on proper data management, educating employees about best practices, and coordinating with establishment personnel or outside vendors to ensure that their company’s servers are highly secure.

Successful information security analysts have mastered the use of many different kinds of hardware, including desktop and notebook computers, mainstream servers, network analyzers, and protocol analyzers. They will also need to be familiar with authentication server software (e.g., Akoura SmartToken, and various kinds of remote authentication dial-in user service – RADIUS software, such as LogMeIn), as well as transaction security and virus protection software (e.g., Honeypot, McAfee VirusScan). A network monitoring software and VPN management software are also essential. While the exact software used may differ from company to company or organization to organization, the general principles or categories of software are the same.

In general, information security analysts need a solid foundation in computing, communications, and the English language, as well as an understanding and willingness to provide customer service to others. It is also beneficial to be aware of bureaucratic structures and how to effectively function in the modern workplace. Almost 85% of information security analysts hold either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree in their field, though some only do hold a high school diploma. Furthermore, many information security analysts have years of on-the-job experience. This considerable amount of preparation demonstrates a high level of familiarity with the field, and that they can synthesize their technical knowledge with their work experience to effectively optimize the security of their organization’s information technology.

Below are some employment trends for Information Security:

  • Median wage: $47.95 hourly, $99,730 annually
  • Employment: 112,300 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Much Faster than average (11% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 12,800

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)