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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.

May 27, 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.

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By Indrajit S

Jun 8, 2020

Some of the professors have a strong continental accent which makes it difficult to understand

By Horacio L J

May 31, 2020

It is a very good course for anyone who is interested in understanding the basics of security.

By Emmanuel D

May 8, 2019

This course is a very comprehensive and interesting introduction to the cybersecurity domain.

By samuel n

Oct 9, 2020

I really enjoyed the lesson from the start to finish.

I compliment the lectures performance!!

By Eddy H

Jun 24, 2020

Very comprehensive basic course. I gained good knowledge and an idea on how to move forward.

By Sagar J

Apr 5, 2020

Excellent Course with good contents for comprehensive understanding of Information Security.

By Agung A

Nov 21, 2020

this course is meet my expectations of understanding the all basics of information security

By Ben H

Oct 29, 2018

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

By S

Feb 11, 2018

Excellent the course. My congratulations to all the employees involved. Thank you.


By Shaheer H

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By josue a

May 25, 2020

es bueno para ser introductorio sobre las éticas que se manejan en el auge de la materia

By Rodrigo D

Apr 10, 2020

It's an excellent course to learn initial concepts on the topic of information security.

By Ashok K

Oct 16, 2017

Very crisply designed and to the point. Yet conveys effectively what it is designed for.

By C E

Sep 28, 2020

Good course, lots of useful info and a very nice overview of some of the key concepts.

By Juan J C

Jul 18, 2020

muy muy interesante, aprendí mucho de un tema que no ha sido muy explorado en Colombia

By Supriya R

Jul 10, 2020

Exceptional course materials and presented with great depth of knowledge and passion .

By Paula G

Feb 13, 2020

Videos, links and information provided are so useful and help to understand and study.

By irene b

Sep 23, 2020

Wow. Thank you for this simple course. I really like the concept of the cryptography.

By Jorge P A

Jun 2, 2020

excellent to guide you in security careers and know the main attacks in the workplace

By Gab G

Apr 13, 2020

Curso muy informativo, útil y orientador a la hora de elegir una carrera en InfoSec.

By Sunil T

Nov 21, 2019

This course provides a great introduction to various facets of information security.

By Komol K D

Jun 11, 2020

The course was really good and good experience. And hope it will help in my career.

By Firdaus

May 5, 2020

Excellent Short Course! Recommended to those interested with Information Security

By Vipin S

Oct 3, 2019

The course is very helpful to one who wants to know about information & security.

By Andrew C

Oct 1, 2017

A solid base for a range of key cyber security concepts. It's aimed at beginners.