Information Security Analyst Job Cover Letter and Resume

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Here's an example of a cover letter for an information security analyst position. Also see below for an information security analyst resume example, and tips for emailing a cover letter and resume.

Information Security Analyst Cover Letter Example

This is an example of a cover letter for an information security analyst job. Download the information security analyst cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Information Security Analyst Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Brandon Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345
123-456-7890
brandon.applicant@email.com

September 1, 2018

Sally Lau
Director, Human Resources
Acme Software
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lau,

This letter is to express my interest in your posting on LinkedIn for a Senior Information Security Analyst. I have extensive experience handling varying security threats, regulating data access, and leading various security task forces at my previous employers. I am confident I will be an asset to your organization for those very reasons.

With high profile data breaches making the news lately, it is vital companies can provide safety guarantees to customers. I take pride in knowing I can help setup and maintain those various security settings, both internally and externally. Through continuous education and research, I am up-to-date on industry trends and technologies, and remain one step ahead of all cyber attacks. It is my focus to ensure company information remains safe and in the proper control.

Building a strong, focused, and dedicated team has helped me develop a successful career, thus far. I believe in professional development, leading by example, and that you are only as strong as your weakest link. I hope to help develop your existing team and be a positive role model for security compliance and identifying potential threats.

I’ve attached a copy of my resume that details my experience. I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 123-456-7890 or via email at brandon.applicant @email.com. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity. Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Brandon Applicant

Information Security Analyst Resume Example

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Information Security Analyst Resume Example (Text Version)

Reggie Applicant

123 Boston Ave. • Boston, MA 11111 • (123) 456-7890 • reggie.applicant@email.com

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST

Identifying emerging technology capabilities to evaluate technology enhancements

Respected Information Security Analyst with 10+ years’ experience coordinating improvements to security- management policies and procedures seeks position with a top technology firm or Fortune 500 company.

Key skills include:

  • Defining and Updating Security Standards
  • Working with Various Departments to Improve Security Threats
  • Partnering with IT and Business Departments to Identify Gaps in Procedures
  • Coordinating Ongoing Security Improvements

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ABC NORTHWEST, Boston, MA

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST (February 2013 – Present)

Identify and analyze business violations of security policy and standards; perform research, analysis, and troubleshooting to identify, resolve, and explain complex security issues to company management.

Notable accomplishments:

  • Administer and maintain user access controls and procedures to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Compile and generate security reports on system and network access on a weekly basis.

NETWORK INC., Hartford, CT

JUNIOR SECURITY ANALYST (June 2008 – February 2013)

Provided security data collection support and assisted in evaluation of new security technologies.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Implemented, as directed, appropriate response measures to security threats.
  • Categorized support problems and responded with appropriate level of urgency.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

ABC POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Boston, MA

Master of Business Administration (Concentration: Information Systems; GPA: 3.75), May 2008

XYZ UNIVERSITY, Hartford, CT

Bachelor of Science (Major: Computer Science; Cumulative GPA: 4.0; Dean’s List), May 2006

Certifications and Organizations

CompTIA Security Certified • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), December 2011

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject: Information Security Analyst - Your Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.