Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an information security analyst.

An Information Security Analyst has the overall responsibility to provide computer security solutions from time to time by finding possible security threats and vulnerabilities. They are in-charge of developing security strategies and implementing them in accordance with the company's standard procedures. They make use of their advanced computer security knowledge and skill set to help undertake their role.

Besides that major responsibility, other duties include troubleshooting and remedying any possible threat and vulnerabilities, protect all computer assets, configure computer security tools and related software, monitor and review daily computer logs and traffic, offer technical support and training in relation to computer security and document all computer security threats, risks, and solutions.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Always try to speak with great confidence and without fear of making mistakes.

Listen well enough to be able to give constructive feedback to other people.

[employee comments goal]

Strive to articulate my ideas and opinions in a clear and non-confrontational manner.

Show great commitment towards achieving acceptable and beneficial agreements after negotiating.

[employee comments goal]

Ask questions and gather more data than needed before solving a problem

Move away from things that decrease one's own confidence and sense of self-reliance and towards what increases it

[employee comments goal]

Try an affirmation such as "I live authentically" or "My opinion matters" in order to avoid backing down during a conversation

Take new challenges and acknowledge the fact that making mistakes is part of learning

[employee comments goal]

Show up when one is supposed to and complete tasks and projects within the allotted time frame

Make the necessary effort to meet deadlines on time or ahead of schedule and stop blaming others for missed deadlines or tasks not done

[employee comments goal]

Be honest and polite when evaluating others and give credit to those who deserve it

Allow others to set their own goals and give feedback on regular basis in order to make them grow

[employee comments goal]

Break down the complex tasks into smaller, manageable parts in order to remain focused and avoid being overwhelmed

Make a journal for every day's efforts in order to keep track of one's achievements and improve chances of achieving goals

[employee comments goal]

Avoid inviting unnecessary participants in order to save time and resources

Put extra effort in planning ahead of a meeting and always pre-write important points to be discussed in a meeting

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to learn how to troubleshoot modern electronic devices

Learn to integrate software and modern computing power when applying analytics to make strategic decisions

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to learn how to work with new systems

Learn to follow technical specifications and instructions when designing new systems

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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