Corporations are using the “Information Assurance Analyst” position to firm up risk management and response needs for critical applications as documented in this informative CSO article:

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3185393/it-careers/what-it-takes-to-become-an-information-assurance-analyst.html

The demand for information assurance analysts is fairly high right now “because C-level executives are concerned about the quality of the information that’s being transmitted and the extent of how much information is being made public.   The information assurance analyst is a bridge between other security staff and users.

In general, an information assurance analyst conducts ongoing vulnerability management activities to assess potential treats, coordinates and leads technology staff in identifying and remediating system vulnerabilities, and works with IT to ensure appropriate procedures and processes are in place for detecting and preventing system intrusions, according to the Janco job description report

The position also requires above-average communication and critical-thinking skills,  “They have to understand the why behind what they’re doing,” he says. “You may also have to wake up someone at 3 a.m. or deliver bad news to management, so those critical thinking and communication skills become especially important.”