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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 Alejandro M R

Jul 02, 2017

It´s a great course, with a lot of interesting information

By Vinod k

Apr 24, 2020

very informative to start working on information security

By Ronan T

Jul 27, 2020

Very useful introduction course for information security

By Abdullah B Z

Sep 24, 2019

informative and good start for beginner and intermediate


May 14, 2020

understand the concept of cryptography in well manner.


Dec 09, 2019

i have laerning some new cyber security in fundamental

By Girish P

Sep 24, 2019

Very content and video regarding Information Security.

By Deepak V

Apr 30, 2017

Awesome course to have breadth of CyberSecurity Space.

By Kiran H

Aug 04, 2020

Very informative and is a perfect fit for a beginner.

By Rozmin N W

Jun 04, 2020

it is very useful course for learn basics of security

By Awa U

Oct 23, 2017

Very interactive and informative. Highly recommended.

By Martín S

Apr 02, 2020

It's a nice introduction to computer security world!


Mar 26, 2020

Wonderful Course, Great presentations .... i love it

By Giovanni L P B

May 26, 2020

It´s a great introduction for information security.

By Asokan s G

Jul 10, 2017

very well designed course for the average IT person

By Dragana Đ

Apr 09, 2017

Interesting course, worth to follow, for beginners.

By Luis A T L

Jun 16, 2020

Is a best course I have in long time. Excellent.

By Ahmed G B

Nov 23, 2017

Fantastic course, a real introduction to infosec!

By Dennis H

Oct 31, 2017

Great introduction in the "Cyber" Security world.

By Sushma A

Jun 10, 2020

Concepts what we studied are really informative.

By Aditya S

May 06, 2018

The course was interesting and knowledgeable !!

By Saurabh m

Jun 15, 2020

Overall good very informative and knowledgeable

By Gaurav F

Aug 25, 2017

It was an excellent learning experience for me.

By Muhammad R

Jun 04, 2020

It's wonderful training. Kudos to the trainers

By Martin M

May 17, 2020

the best certification in information security