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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. Finally, we’ll go through a case study, where we examine the security model of Chrome OS. 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 26, 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.


Jul 01, 2020

Thank you Google, Qwiklabs and the Coursera team for giving me this wonderful opportunity to learn the vast IT world. Thank you for providing me with the knowledge and the start to a career in IT.

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By Adedeji A A

Jun 17, 2020

Really satisfied


Jun 17, 2020

excellent course


Jun 16, 2020

excellent course

By Meet C I

May 24, 2020

loved the expert

By MD. S K

May 23, 2020

Highly Satisfied

By Dr V C S

Apr 30, 2020

Very good course

By Mackenzie S

Apr 30, 2020

Very informative

By Shingala J J

Apr 29, 2020

very good course

By Gustavo d N

Feb 26, 2020

very good course

By Jamaluddin A

Jan 13, 2020

Very good course

By Omid M

Dec 15, 2019

Wonderful course

By Sungwon L

Oct 22, 2019

Amazing course!!

By Scott

Jul 09, 2019

Very informative

By Vishal B

May 28, 2019

Very Good Course

By Francisco J E G

Jan 23, 2019

I'm really happy


Jul 13, 2018

very good course

By Swayne B

May 22, 2018

very good course

By Bahram H

Apr 23, 2018

Excellent course

By Deleted A

May 22, 2020

vey nice course


Apr 30, 2020

Great Learning!


Apr 20, 2020

taught me a lot

By John M

Oct 22, 2019


By Arsenio A I

Aug 25, 2019

I love cousera.

By Fabio G B

Aug 09, 2019

Awesome course!


Mar 15, 2019

awesome course!