STEM Career Highlight : Information Security Analyst

As we become more and more reliant on technology, the more of our personal information is on digital devices. Unfortunately, some people try to take advantage of this information by stealing, damaging, or sharing it without permission. Criminals can access your bank transactions, family medical history, your financial records, and family photos. Cyber crime is increasingly common, dangerous, and harder to prevent, and information security analysts are fighting against it each day.

Information security analysts are on the front lines of keeping our information safe. They plan and carry out security measures to protect our information from cyber-attacks for all kinds or organizations like companies, medical facilities, and government agencies. Information security analysts install software to prevent the unauthorized use and distribution of privet information. Daily tasks include monitoring computers for security, investigating security breaches when they happen, and staying informed about information technology trends and standards.

To become an information security analyst, you need either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in computer science (or another related field). You also need to be analytical, creative, detail oriented, and technologically savvy. There is a huge demand for information security analysts in the United States. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics raked them as the sixteenth fastest growing profession the country and has projected that the demand for information security analysts will increase by 28 percent over the next 10 years.

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From the Field with Meteor Martin

Written by: on August 4, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Hello and Happy Summer to everyone!  This is “Meteor” Martin, the Area Manager for High Touch High Tech of Raleigh- Durham, North Carolina.  As we enter the back half of the summer months and prepare for our return to school in one form or another.  I thought it would be interesting to look back over […]

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Pigeons to Telegraph, Telegraph to FaceTime: The History of Sending Messages

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Today we take for granted that we have access to the entire world’s information at the tip of our fingers. We can be reading a breaking news article taking place across the world, video calling our vacation mothers, and texting your best friend at the same time. It is hard for many of us to […]

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Environmental Science, Ecology, and Wildlife Biology: Science Fields that Save our Planet!

Written by: on August 3, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Understanding the behavior of animals, controlling pollution, managing and understand wildlife populations, and advocating for our environment all falls under the umbrella of environmental science. There are limitless education and career opportunities for anyone who is passionate about protecting our environment, wildlife, and our planet for future generations. Our environment and its biodiversity are being […]

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Navigating Through Time: The History of the Compass

Written by: on July 27, 2020 @ 6:00 am

A compass is a navigational device that uses the Earth’s magnetic field to point explorers in the four cardinal directions: north, south, west, and east. Compasses work because our planet is basically one big magnet! When your compass is pointing to “N”, which stands for north, you are facing towards the magnetic north pole! The […]

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Brain Food: How to Fuel Your Buzziest Organ

Written by: on July 20, 2020 @ 6:00 am

It is incredible to think about all the things that our brains do for us. In addition to thinking, seeing, and smelling our brains control our breathing, heart rate, digestion of food and so much more! All day every day, even when we are sleeping our brains are working hard to keep us alive.   […]

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Biogas: Solving Our Organic Waste Problem

Written by: on July 13, 2020 @ 6:00 am

We tons and tons of trash. People across the world create 3.5 million tons of waste each day; the average U.S. citizens creates around 4.4 pounds of trash every day. While we mostly think of waste in the sense of plastic packaging and old things we no longer need, there are a few different types […]

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4 Ways that You can Reduce your Plastic Footprint

Written by: on July 6, 2020 @ 6:00 am

What do a toothbrush, a sandwich bag, and a water bottle all have in common? They are all made of plastic! In fact, there are many things that we use every day that are use plastic that we don’t even think about- like milk gallons, straws, and hairbrushes (oh my!).  But where does all this […]

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Watch Meteors on Meteor Watch Day!

Written by: on June 22, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Ever had the chance to make a wish on a shooting star? This superstition originated around 2000 years ago in Ancient Greece, believed to be gods peering down to Earth from the skies. Science has confirmed that falling stars has nothing to do with the Olympian gods; this source of luck is a fiery space […]

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Fireflies, Warm Weather, and Bioluminescence

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Firefly, firefly beetle, glow fly, flow worm, moon bug, golden sparkler, fire devil, blinkie, and lightning bug are all names for the lampyridae beetle. It is clear where fireflies got their name, as they produce a flashing glow as they fly through the air on warm summer nights. What actually causes fireflies to glow? There […]

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