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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 Brandon S

Mar 4, 2019

Learned the values of IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

By Don A

Aug 16, 2018

Great class. I learned a ton and can not wait to apply my new knowledge.

By Lewis N

Mar 29, 2021

Very insightful, i would be glad if the same course had an advancement.

By Stephon H

Dec 19, 2020

It help me learn so much and sharpen some of the things I already knew.

By Gerald M M

Sep 9, 2020

This was a wonderful course, it was very well structured and practical.


Jul 4, 2020

it has been an amazing journey , in this course learned a lot of things

By Hetti A J H

May 28, 2020

A Great Course!

This course gives a wide knowledge of computer security.

By Preeti P

Apr 24, 2020

Very very informative course. Everything in a very simple way. Thanks.]

By Svetoslav B

Feb 17, 2020

Improved my knowledge base, it is a lot of material so tread carefully.

By mohit m

Jan 12, 2021

this course it's so helpfull for my future creer thanks a lot coursera

By Justin W

Jan 2, 2021

Very informational even a seasoned veteran can learn from this course.

By Timothy R

Oct 15, 2020

This was definitely the hardest of the 5 courses, but I learned a lot.


Jul 31, 2020

Great, Thanks Gian, Google and Coursera for such and Wonderful course.

By Christopher G

Jul 13, 2020

Some info packed lessons in here but always a fun learning experience.

By Shreenivas R

Jun 27, 2020

these course is simply awesome, its great way of learning cheers !!!!!

By Juan D S C

Jun 10, 2020

Excelente aprendi mucho sobre la seguridad y las amenazas que existen.

By Norma R

May 3, 2020

This was by far the most interesting section of the IT Support course.

By Charles S

Apr 23, 2020

Excellent course with a lot of very detailed and relevant information.

By Andrew E

Jul 18, 2019

This course has enabled me acquired more knowledge about IT security !

By Kyle A H

Oct 26, 2018

Awesome Course learned a lot of new material to add to my IT tool box!

By Jarvis Y

Sep 5, 2018

A lot of great information and the final project was very challenging.

By H T G

Jul 23, 2018

The teacher was very engaging and interesting! I enjoyed it very much.

By Yashoda D S J

Feb 7, 2021

I'm very satisfied about this course,course content and all lectures.

By Rendulph N

Jan 19, 2021


By Laura G A H

Oct 1, 2020

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