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Information Security: Context and Introduction, University of London

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About this Course

In this course you will explore information security through some introductory material and gain an appreciation of the scope and context around the subject. This includes a brief introduction to cryptography, security management and network and computer security that allows you to begin the journey into the study of information security and develop your appreciation of some key information security concepts. The course concludes with a discussion around a simple model of the information security industry and explores skills, knowledge and roles so that you can determine and analyse potential career opportunities in this developing profession and consider how you may need to develop personally to attain your career goals. After completing the course you will have gained an awareness of key information security principles regarding information, confidentiality, integrity and availability. You will be able to explain some of the key aspects of information risk and security management, in addition, summarise some of the key aspects in computer and network security, including some appreciation of threats, attacks, exploits and vulnerabilities. You will also gain an awareness of some of the skills, knowledge and roles/careers opportunities within the information security industry....

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May 28, 2018

This has been very informative. I am in the IT industry and this has served as a good reminder and has helped me understand some rationales behind some of the things I do on a daily basis.


Sep 13, 2017

The course is well explained. Can follow without any prior knowledge. Can be considered as a strong foundation for Information Security field. Highly recommended.

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By Moshera

Jan 15, 2019

Useful and rich in valuable information


Jan 11, 2019

This is a good course for you to explore your knowledge related to information security

By Miguel Angel P

Jan 10, 2019

Útil para tener un visión general introductoria al mundo de la Seguridad de la Información

By Guisella Barboza

Jan 09, 2019

A course that has good fundamentals!

By Ajay Krishin Advani

Jan 05, 2019

An excellent course which gives you a comprehensive introduction to what you need to know.

By Mohamed Alaa Borji

Dec 23, 2018

good introduction of security

any one can have this course



Dec 03, 2018

This is a top-class course. I would love to follow on with the recommendations for this course has open my eyes indeed

By Rianne Kleinveld

Dec 03, 2018

Good course. The questions of the quizzes didn't always reflect the lectures.

By mohsen gamal hussien

Nov 29, 2018

This course is very useful as a first step in Cyber security career

By Ben honan

Oct 29, 2018

The course is accessible and gives a useful overview of the basics of information security.