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S&P Global
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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Data Security Research Analyst
S&P Global Market Intelligence

451 Research

The Role: Research Analyst, Information Security, Global. This role will primarily support initiatives in data security, including DLP, encryption, key management and public key infrastructures, with coverage of related topics in identity management, cloud security and associated fields as warranted.

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only) : 10

The Location: Remote/Virtual Worker

The Team: There has rarely been a time when an understanding of cybersecurity markets has been more significant - or more needed. As part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, 451 Research's Information Security team has a uniquely influential role in articulating a clear perspective on the trends driving innovation and disruption in the field. We cover the technologies, services and practices enterprises are adopting to improve cyber resilience, drive competitive advantage and generate new opportunities. In this role, the successful candidate will contribute to research shaping the nature and adoption primarily of data security technologies, services and practices. Our team's work in this field has been embraced and promoted by leading providers of products and services worldwide. This role will contribute directly to furthering initiatives in this domain.

The Impact: 451 Research's Information Security channel serves IT and cybersecurity technology vendors and service providers, their customers, the investment community, senior corporate leaders, security and IT practitioners and others. We provide insights on multiple topics from securing emerging technology to products and services for cyber defense, security operations and security risk management, identity and access management, data security and more. Analysts help define and shape the markets they cover, as well as their clients' strategies. Clients use our research when making investment and other key decisions.

What's in it for you:
  • The opportunity to make your own unique contribution to established and competitive research, with the potential to become a recognized voice in the industry.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of people, from industry C-level executives to practitioners and engineers, investment professionals, government officials and fellow analysts.
  • Development and production of research in concert with senior analysts, while managing your tasks, time and priorities independently in cooperation with your manager and teammates.
  • Domestic and international travel, as conditions permit and opportunities allow.
Compensation/Benefits Information:
  • S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $75.1k to $155.9k. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
  • This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit

Working both independently and in cooperation within a geographically dispersed, virtual team:
  • Support focused research in concert with primary covering Senior Analysts on market participants and trends in data security, with support for related areas such as identity and access management as warranted.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of survey-based research focusing on key trends in data security, encryption, key management, and related fields.
  • Produce written reports on the findings of survey-based research, globally as well as in specific regions worldwide.
  • Research and publish both short (2-page) and long (10-15 page) reports on data security vendors, products and services, as well as on broader industry topics as relevant. Short reports will publish regularly and more frequently (approximately weekly); longer reports would be less frequent and may be more on-demand.
  • Engage in briefings with key vendors and attend events (virtual, or other events contingent on travel resumption) focused on specific assigned segments of the security market.
  • Develop and/or assist with the development of presentations, webinars and strategy sessions to present research and explain industry trends, and deliver those commitments when appropriate.
  • Respond to inquiry requests from security market vendors and enterprise users.
  • Collaborate with fellow analysts to shape the overall Information Security research agenda.
What we're looking for:

Basic qualifications:
  • 1-3 years' experience in data security, encryption, key management or related technologies or services, with sufficient knowledge of technologies and practices to communicate credibly to practitioners, vendors and investors in these markets. Experience in any of the following may be considered:
    • Product management, product marketing,or practitioner experience in implementation.
    • Corporate development or technology M&A experience in evaluating and recommending relevant vendors, products, services or strategy, competitive intelligence or market sizing.
    • Equity or financial research or investment banking in these areas.
    • Journalism or technical writing covering these fields.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), with superior writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, either a technical degree (math, science, engineering, IT fields) or a business, writing/communications or liberal arts degree with appropriate experience.
  • Ability/willingness to travel domestically and internationally once conditions permit.
  • The key to being a successful analyst is having an inquisitive nature; always looking to learn and explore.
Preferred qualifications:
  • In addition to the experience above, exposure to or experience in broader or other markets of information security/cybersecurity.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Enthusiastic public speaker
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Job ID: 262531
Posted On: 2021-07-28
Location: Virtual, Massachusetts, United States
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