Chevron Left
Back to IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

Learner Reviews & Feedback for IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts by Google

16,634 ratings

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 9, 2022

Great course for beginners and experts. Easy to understand and a good refresher for those who have been into IT for a long date. Recommend it to everyone looking for a high quality course on coursera.


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.

Filter by:

551 - 575 of 2,820 Reviews for IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

By Luis E M S

Apr 13, 2021

By Oscar O

Apr 3, 2021

By samuel m

Mar 31, 2021

By Z A Z A

Mar 12, 2021

By Bob A

Nov 14, 2020

By Carlos O

Aug 2, 2020

By Joseph F

Jul 21, 2020

By Pang V J

May 8, 2020

By Jason D

Dec 11, 2019

By Rhey D T

Nov 13, 2020

By Saumyaranjan N

Jul 15, 2020

By Sarah L

Jul 8, 2019

By Vansh T

Apr 18, 2019

By Jasmine M

Feb 18, 2019

By Hans

Aug 12, 2018

By Khanyisa M

Dec 1, 2021

By Achmad S

Mar 3, 2021

By Tyler D

Jan 11, 2021

By Eugene B

Oct 21, 2020

By Sneha. M

Sep 15, 2020

By Muhammad S R

Jun 6, 2020

By Dakhel A D A

Jul 30, 2021

By Trevor T T

Jul 15, 2021

By Mangalan G

Dec 20, 2020

By Jason A

Nov 16, 2020