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About the Course

With this beginner friendly course, learn fundamental Cybersecurity skills that are crucial for anyone using computing devices and connecting to the Internet. You will first learn to recognize common security threats and risks that individuals and organizations may face, such as theft, tampering, and destruction of sensitive information. You’ll then discover the characteristics of cyber-attacks and learn how you can employ best practices to guard against them. Next, you’ll learn about the best practices against cyberattacks. These include using strong passwords, good password management, and multi-factor authentication. You’ll learn ways in which you can strengthen your security plan with techniques like device hardening, encryption and more. You’ll then learn about safe browsing practices. You’ll gain an understanding of why you must practice safe browsing; to protect yourself against hackers, phishing, identity theft, security leaks, privacy issues and more. You’ll also explore methods for securing and managing confidential information. Then, discover how to configure browsers to help reduce security breaches. Throughout this course you will complete many hands-on labs which will enhance your understanding of course material. At the end of this course, you will have the opportunity to complete a final project where you will demonstrate your proficiency in cybersecurity. Designed specifically for beginners and those who are interested in a Cybersecurity Specialist or Analyst roles as well as entry-level roles in Information Security (Infosec) engineering. This course dives into the world of cybersecurity to give you the critical skills employers need. It also supports the needs of technical and IT support roles, who can find themselves on the front lines of defense for cybersecurity issues....

Top reviews


Dec 20, 2022

Kudos to the Team for such an Amazing class.i am eternally grateful and proud of myself for this noble privilege.. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and God bless you all. -George


Nov 3, 2022

I am very happy with the contents and also learned a lot in the field of cyber security. I will recommend this course to everyone who wants to start with cyber security.

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By Adil K

Nov 22, 2022

Very informative course, these knowledge can help individuals to protect their system safe online.

By Abdul W

Feb 19, 2023

Very interesting and informational course for me. Thanks IBM team for offering such informational course for the students and individuals online around the world.

By Jan F

May 31, 2023

This course taught me so much valuable information applicable to both my business and personal work. The course is very engaging and well written. The activities and labs were great for reinforcing the information. This course provided me a solid understanding of cybersecurity.

By Oluwajimisola A

Sep 22, 2023

This course was amazing! It left me intrigued. I enjoyed every bit of it from start to finish. It is beginner friendly and was very easy to comprehend. Thank you IBM Skills Network! Thank you Coursera!

By George A

Dec 21, 2022

Kudos to the Team for such an Amazing class.i am eternally grateful and proud of myself for this noble privilege.. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and God bless you all. -George

By Rachit T

Nov 4, 2022

I am very happy with the contents and also learned a lot in the field of cyber security. I will recommend this course to everyone who wants to start with cyber security.

By Wilson O

Oct 13, 2022

I strongly recommend this course for all purposes: companies in general, home, universities and institutes, industries etc.

By Mumana A

Sep 21, 2023

Great course - I don't think I'll be falling for any online scams any time soon because of this course Thanks IBM :)

By Mamdouh A

Dec 31, 2022

Wonderful Course .. a lot of info and make me intersting for more deep infromation . I will keep to get more

By Micahael D

Jun 20, 2022

Really good and informative would suggest if anyone wants to know the basics of Cybersecurity

By Andrey A

Aug 5, 2023

Thanks IBM Team, you make It more easy to Understand straight to the point.

By Ravi S S 2

Jul 14, 2023

This course is very helpful for me carrier. THANKS TO COURSERA ❤️🙌❤️

By Clare T

Nov 3, 2022

Good structure and points revisited in each module to embed learning.

By Hamad J S A

Nov 8, 2022

الدوره ممتازه وتعلمت الكثير من هجمات الهكر وكيف احافض على البانات

By Dominique T B

Apr 6, 2023

great learning experience for beginners

By Prabir K S

Jun 23, 2023

Just love it!!!!

By Marc P J

Jan 1, 2024

Just the completed the course, it's the first of many that I want to complete. I took the course because I want to learn cybersecurity as it's one of the fields of IT that I'm most interested in. I find the course has a basic level, which is what I was looking for as I'm a newbie in the world of cybersecurity. I want to keep learning about cybersecurity, so I will take this course as a stepping stone to more advanced courses. Now I have a better understanding of VPNs, malwares and cyberattacks in general. As a suggestion, I think the labs maybe could have some more advanced exercises like how to set up a domestic VPN but at the same time it's a more complex process, that it goes beyond the level of this course. Overall I'm satisfied. Cheers and a happy new year :).

By pradeep p

Oct 19, 2023

good and satisfying and good for beginners to start a course almost everything in video section,give more importance to video section than reading.a seminar type course including lot siled

By Mhjah A

Jan 10, 2023

I cannot believe they really thought it was a good idea to do the narration in the most lifeless robotic voice, this has made the whole experience of learning the basics of cybersecurity more intimidating than it already is. Not to mention that some of the explanations were unclear. It's a bummer because everything else was good.

By Aleksei A

Jul 29, 2023

All the course looks like reading titles from Wikipedia about IT. Value of that knowledge is poor.

By Mario S

Jan 25, 2024

more emotions would be good

By Kangabam A

Aug 11, 2022

First of all, I thank the team of this program who has provided comprehensive information and knowledge to students who are interested in exploring the nuances of how cybersecurity works. This course has given me much of insights into how security is really important, particularly in the digital space. Through this four-week course, have gained much knowledge, to list a few; Common security threats and risks, security best practices, and safe browsing practices. Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to gain some knowledge on cybersecurity through this course.

By Mihir C

Aug 27, 2022

Thanks you Coursera For This Amazing course.. my entry-level knowledge regarding Cyber-Security field is understoodable, that option 10 minutes training of Cyber- analyst was most inrteresst part in the course.

By Tejaswini S

Apr 30, 2023

The course was very nice and helped me learn lot many new things about cybersecurity. It taught me the necessary fundamentals and help gain new skills. It it beginner friendly and thanks for the course!

By Abdulkarim S A

Feb 20, 2024

this course is amazing , i learned many things about CYS and the threats , very recommended for very beginners and want to learn about cyber security