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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 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.

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Apr 30, 2020

Its a great course

By Niketan C

Mar 1, 2020

very good course !

By Dawit D

Feb 7, 2020

great achievement!

By Young L

Jul 30, 2019

awesome way to end

By Nicholas A

Mar 9, 2019

Great information.

By Fabrizio B

Dec 29, 2018

Excellent material

By Mohammed M

Nov 7, 2018

must take it folks

By Nirmal G

Oct 17, 2018

very useful course

By Peerapong T

Jul 30, 2018

Good for beginner.

By Pamela M

Jun 17, 2018

Interesting course

By Charles M

Mar 18, 2022

hands on modules.

By Eftychios - F

Feb 24, 2022


By Trenton O

Feb 2, 2022

I learned so much

By Edgar M L J

Dec 17, 2021

Very informative.

By Kelvin K

Aug 23, 2021

It was super cool


Jul 26, 2021


By Isaiah A

May 15, 2021

Awesome and great

By Matias B

Apr 20, 2021

Very interactive.

By David P I

Apr 17, 2021

Great curriculum!

By Rajapaksha p m p r

Apr 4, 2021

great information

By James R M

Apr 4, 2021

Make me MO MONEY!

By Lam V N

Mar 24, 2021

Great! I love it!

By Gilvonei W

Mar 15, 2021

Excellent course!

By Mr K

Dec 2, 2020

Superb quality 💕

By Mario S

Nov 3, 2020

Excellent course.