To become a data security analyst you must have a minimum of a two-year college Associate degree. These two-year degrees are often geared to the local job market and useful for acquiring local jobs. However most companies require a four-year college degree in computer science, management information systems or information science.
Career opportunities are in business data analysis, statistical data analysis, database analysis, marketing data analysis, data research, or systems analysis. Job experience is important for two reasons. First, internships will give you enough experience to enter the job market. Second, two years of working experience is required for certification testing and certification is critical for job advancement.