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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....

Top reviews

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 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 Mostafa E

Jan 20, 2021

Very Nice Course and great introduction specially explaining Cyber Security Careers

By Komol K D

Jun 11, 2020

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

By Masterfmy

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.

By Ahmed S A H E

Apr 7, 2020

iam so happy from this course

i earn alot of information

alot thanks for coursera

By Joel J R

May 4, 2020

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

By Diego B L R

Nov 12, 2020

A great information security course. I learned a lot. Great videos and texts.

By A K

Oct 7, 2020

A great course for beginners and can provide a good insight in this field.

By Larry S

Jun 9, 2020

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

By Gul S

Jun 5, 2020

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