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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 09, 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 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.

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By Paula G

Feb 14, 2020

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

By Jorge P A

Jun 02, 2020

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

By Gabriel D

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.


May 05, 2020

Excellent Short Course! Recommended to those interested with Information Security

By Vipin S

Oct 03, 2019

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

By Andrew C

Oct 01, 2017

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

By Ahmed S A H E

Apr 07, 2020

iam so happy from this course

i earn alot of information

alot thanks for coursera

By Joel J R

May 04, 2020

It was a good introductory course covering the basics of information security!

By Larry S

Jun 09, 2020

Excellent course. A good starting point for attaining CISSP accreditation.

By Gul S

Jun 05, 2020

The course is well explained. I have learned so much through this course.

By Zahid I

Oct 03, 2019

Very informative for understanding basic concepts of Information Security

By Shivkalyanee R H

Apr 18, 2020

All concepts are cleared lectures are understandable. enough references.

By Pedro Á M H

Nov 24, 2019

Gran curso para comenzar esta andadura en el mundo de la ciberseguridad

By salvatore c

May 21, 2018

the course explain the differents kinds of behaviour in cyber security.

By Freddy C R

Jun 22, 2019

Excellent courses many thanks for the opportunity to staudy with you.

By Jasna N M

Apr 15, 2020

Very good informative and educational course.

I have learned a lot

By José M A R

Sep 10, 2019

Is excellent course for me, thanks for great experience elearning.

By Zaw T N

May 03, 2019

Very useful and I gained much knowledge about Information Security

By Gustavo A M R

Jan 17, 2018

excelente, indican los principios de la seguridad informatica

By Daisy F

Jun 16, 2019

Perfect course to get an initial knowledge of cyber security


Jul 21, 2020

a very insightful course and an intro to the Master Degree

By Novelo P R B

May 30, 2020

Muy buen curso aprendí cosas que no sabía exelente trabajo

By Avinash A

May 15, 2019

Excellent Introduction to Information Security. Thank you.