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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 Abdullah B Z

Sep 24, 2019

informative and good start for beginner and intermediate


May 20, 2021

Nice course, Good lectures. I learned a lot and easily


May 14, 2020

understand the concept of cryptography in well manner.


Dec 8, 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 Steve G

Jun 3, 2021

Q​uite informative. A great introduction to the area.

By Kiran H

Aug 4, 2020

Very informative and is a perfect fit for a beginner.

By Rozmin N W

Jun 4, 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 2, 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 9, 2017

very well designed course for the average IT person

By Dragana Đ

Apr 9, 2017

Interesting course, worth to follow, for beginners.

By Sherman L R

Oct 23, 2020

This course was very easy and clear communication.

By Tomoyo A

May 14, 2021

good practice to know the field of cybersecurity.

By Jimmy H M

Jan 3, 2021

Clearly explain, simple and so many new knowledge

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 Eduardo A R T

Sep 13, 2020

A very good introduction to information security

By Sushma A

Jun 10, 2020

Concepts what we studied are really informative.

By Aditya V S

May 5, 2018

The course was interesting and knowledgeable !!

By Ivan I

Jun 2, 2021

Good for start learn about Information Security