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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 Latifah T

Dec 11, 2020

Quite, challenging, but overall this was an extremely great and informative course.

By Abhirup B

Jun 3, 2020


By Angela L

Aug 20, 2018

Good broad overview course on IT security. But just touches the tip of the iceberg.

By Quedo S

Feb 9, 2021

Great course it provides a good foundation for developing a good security posture.

By ppparkhi

Aug 24, 2020

This was best one i did in this course. It actually pulled me to do the rest part.

By Elishah Y

Jul 13, 2020

I enjoyed this course amazing content I understand all.


By Alicia E

May 19, 2019

Excellent coverage of the topics. Concepts were made clear and easy to understand.

By Manashay r

Jan 27, 2018

Awesome learning experience and looking for the next level of Security learning

By A.M I H A

Oct 8, 2020

Learn about the valuable technologies related to Information technology security.

By Mim A

Sep 29, 2020

It was an excellent journey and learn a lot of important things from this course.


Sep 28, 2020

Great program. Now lets go educate the inter-city and give our youth a chance .

By Efua N

Aug 6, 2020

Very interactive course. Content has been simplified and made very understandable

By Celian L

Jun 28, 2020

Really interesting topic first and pretty well taught by the professor. Congrats!

By Lucky K

May 26, 2020

It was an Extraordinary course , different from those courses in the same domain

By Cindy L

May 2, 2021

I learned alot form this course and I look forward to getting into an IT career.

By Karen L

Sep 3, 2020

Great course content. Videos and lectures we awesome. Everyone is so informative

By Fellicia M

Mar 22, 2020

Its a good course to take and prep you for later advance course in the IT world.

By Daniel A B V

Oct 27, 2020

Another great course by Google and Coursera, thanks for this amazing experience

By Muhammad F K

Jun 22, 2020

Very good course for someone who love IT field. Thanks for Coursera and Google.

By Julian T

Apr 27, 2020

A lot of information to take in but very helpful in learning about the IT field

By Esteban S

Nov 28, 2020

Gran curso! Muchos contenidos técnicos muy interesantes relativos a seguridad.

By Leo P

May 19, 2020

Great content, best helpdesk, I highly recommend this course, thanks Coursera!

By Maryam H A

Apr 29, 2020

It was a great experiment, great experience was games. Thank you all very much

By Muhammad A

Nov 27, 2020

Amazing and interesting course best course for beginners who want to learn IT

By Juan A R

Sep 29, 2020

It was complicated but everything made sense at the end. Thank you very much!