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About the Course

This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up. We’ll give you some background of encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data. Then, we’ll dive into the three As of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. We’ll also cover network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption options. The course is rounded out by putting all these elements together into a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture, followed by recommendations on how to integrate a culture of security into your organization or team. At the end of this course, you’ll understand: ● how various encryption algorithms and techniques work as well as their benefits and limitations. ● various authentication systems and types. ● the difference between authentication and authorization. ● how to evaluate potential risks and recommend ways to reduce risk. ● best practices for securing a network. ● how to help others to grasp security concepts and protect themselves....

Top reviews

Apr 25, 2018

Great course that is full of useful information and presented in an easy to understand way. It's an awesome beginner course that will add to your knowledge and further your knowledge of IT security.

Dec 4, 2020

An absolutely engaging and challenging feat that I am so proud to have completed. I hope this opens new door and better job opportunities so that I can better enhance my future. Thank you Google :)

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By Laura G A H

Oct 1, 2020

Excellent course, I would like you to go deeper into network security


Sep 27, 2020

I learned lots of lots new things through this course. Thanks google.


Jul 2, 2020

It's very informative, now im very well prepare towards my new career

By Abebe, Dereje

May 17, 2020

it was a great addition to the whole Google IT support certification.

By Alexandra A

May 4, 2020

Wow. I didnt think I could do this but I am so glad I did! Thank you!

By Sanan G

Apr 3, 2020

Last modules were great however the course lacked practical guidance!

By Kegan R W

Nov 2, 2018

Just completed the coarse and I cant wait to get into a career in IT!

By Balakrishna

May 27, 2018

Its a great Course and learned a lot, thank you coursera and googlers

By Joseph M

Feb 28, 2021

Great Experience. I really enjoyed the course. I feel I learned alot

By Julian W

Jul 22, 2020

This is exactly what I needed -- a comprehensive introduction to IT!

By marc l

Jun 10, 2020

I thought this course was very informative and I loved the material.

By Poupak G

Nov 27, 2019

it gave me a good view of the importance of security! which is great

By Brad D

Sep 22, 2018

Fantastic introductory course in computer security policy and tools.

By Joseph B

Apr 29, 2018

Great overview of security with helpful tips you can use immediately

By Sneh E

Mar 4, 2021

very nice program and course loved it thanks google thanks coursera

By Moussa M

Dec 14, 2020

Great course! I feel more open to opportunities than before. Thanks

By Nishan A

Jul 30, 2020

This course is very good. It has indeed knowledge in Cyber Secrity.

By Mahmoud e

Jul 22, 2020

make the video short,some videos are 13 minutes, increase lab quiz

By Mohamed A M

Jun 5, 2020

Awesome ,

Thanks a Lot... Google and Coursera Teams

God Bless us All

By Distract K

May 21, 2020

Good for career building every one must do this who are in IT field

By Steven M P

Jan 17, 2020

What an amazing course! So much good information! Thank you Google!

By Spas T

Nov 2, 2019

Absolutely everything about this course was extremely proffesional.

By Engel A G M

Dec 27, 2018

You will learn technical concept and methods for computer security.

By Penny S

Sep 14, 2018

Very through overview of security issues for real world challenges.

By John E F I

Aug 26, 2018

Another course... I learn a great deal on how to protect a network.