Ken recommends the following next steps:
If the company wants you to attend trade shows or wants you to get acclimated what is new evolving things which requires you to attend events you may have to travel.
However, with the covid pandemic, many companies are limiting these travels.
The reality is that travel is part of the life if you want to advance in your career.
Of course, depending on your exact definition of “Information Security Analyst” (there are many BTW) there may be some opportunities for travel if that is your goal. To piggyback on Ken’s response, consulting is a good option, but there is also auditing/professional services to consider. Many of my clients are beginning to return to the office and see value in auditors and consultants being onsite. In addition, there are some things that can only be examined in person as not everyone has moved systems entirely to the Cloud as of yet.
When I first started my career, I travelled about a third of my time, around 80 nights per year or so, and had colleagues that were gone even more. The industry may never get back to that level of travel, as I see some sort of hybrid approach going forward. However, there are always opportunities to those that are willing to work hard and be flexible.