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About the 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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Jul 8, 2020

Through Coursera, I can now become a cyber physical security expert. With their online course, I have had basic knowledge in information security. I encourage others to join their online program.

Dec 20, 2020

First of all ,I thank you for this course that opens my eyes and enlighten my concept about information security in general. I learnt more than what I expected that will help me in my carrier.

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By Juan C C M

Jun 6, 2020

Very good course for those who want to enter the world of information security, good teachers with vast experience on the subject.

By Arturo P S

Jun 29, 2017

Excelent Course, the information given is totally useful so you can research on your own and understand the topics very quickly.

By Saber F

Feb 16, 2021

I think this course provide one the best and most concentrated resources for someone wiling to start a career in cyber security

By Kiran

May 20, 2020

This course introduced me to basic concepts of information security and role of information security in today's digital era.

By Vijay K V

Jul 26, 2020

The contents of the course is very good and designed in the manner that the learner can understand them. Great instructors.

By akshay g

Apr 7, 2020

i got adequate knowledge from this course. thank you Coursera and University of London for delivering this course for free.

By miguel f

Oct 2, 2017

This is a well thought out course and the instructors are excellent. Thank you for putting together this valuable course.

By Navneet W

Aug 29, 2020

This is one of the best course on Coursera for beginners. It covers mainly all the major aspect of Information security.

By Constantin M

Aug 23, 2017

Great Course! I consider that is must be taken by anyone, regardless of the career filed. Thanks authors for this course

By Naym G

Aug 7, 2017

The above-mentioned course provides excellent general information of the most common problems in information world .

By Christian F

Nov 15, 2017

At the moment one of the best course that I've followed about the basics of Information security. Thank you so much

By Smart D

Nov 7, 2020

the course was very educative i have learnt a lot ,and all the instructor are all good in their way of teaching .

By Mahasen H

Feb 14, 2021

Recommended course! it allows us to expand our knowledge in the security aspects and to gain informtion about it!

By Rus M

Dec 15, 2020

Excellent course, excellent presentation of information by teachers. Everything is accessible and understandable.

By Yaminah A

Apr 8, 2020

This course is great for anyone with an interest in Information Security. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the content.

By Syed A M W

Jun 14, 2019

I am finding this course extremely elaborated and well explained.

The professor's way of teaching is outstanding.

By Arthur W

Jan 11, 2018

A must course to everyone interested to the subject of IS. A very clear content, with good content of knowledge.

By Tais B

Dec 19, 2020

This course is excellent. It has provided me with the basic information about Information Security I needed.

By Jean B

Sep 6, 2019

una cobertura bastante global de todos los aspectos vinculados a SegInfo.

Valioso para tomar un marco general

By Mike L

Nov 15, 2020

Comprehensive coverage

Ample citation of examples, plus information on where to read up for further details

By Ketki T

Apr 21, 2020

course was wonderful it covers all areas related to security, and the course instructor are also very good

By Bùi L D

Nov 6, 2019

Very useful information about security models, bodies and online resources for choosing a proper IT role.

By Jaiber T

Jul 18, 2020

Excelent teachers, topics and references that help us, in the dayly jobs in our companies.

Thanks for all

By Mukesh C

May 11, 2018

Excellent course for anyone who is interested to learn the basics of information security and standards.

By jose t

Aug 18, 2020

Very interesting course to understasnd Cybersecurity industry and/or to initiate a proffesional carrier