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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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By ray c

Mar 22, 2021

it is a great journey.

By Tolu D

Mar 21, 2021

IT Security delineated

By Vygantas

Dec 26, 2020

easy and fast learning

By 单眼皮男孩 S E J

Dec 10, 2020

Great well done Google

By Rahul K

Sep 9, 2020

good learning platform


Aug 21, 2020

It's a good experience

By Shahid M

Jul 25, 2020

Best, totally worth it

By 74 N S

Jul 1, 2020

Great course. Loved it

By Godse O S

Jun 3, 2020

good and useful course

By Choong L T

May 21, 2020

Great course! Love it!

By deon g

May 4, 2020

it was a great course.

By Jonathan s

Feb 12, 2020

it was well worth it .

By Daniel V

Mar 10, 2019

Nice course. Excellent

By Jeremy Q

May 23, 2018

Great course. Thanks!!

By Hussein W

Feb 14, 2023

was Wonderfull course

By Kevin J

Dec 10, 2022

Very in-depth course.

By juan c c o

Jun 6, 2021

curso sobre seguridad

By Eliu F

Feb 23, 2021

it's very good for me

By Gerardo B

Jan 31, 2021

thanks to all teacher

By Winston A W

Dec 16, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Robbin S

Dec 9, 2020

Very good information

By Marcello F

Oct 24, 2020

Great, Great course !

By Edwin C

Oct 7, 2020

amazing opportunity!!

By Silent S

Sep 21, 2020

Brilliant! Thank You!

By Nathaniel D

Jul 15, 2020

Butt kicking awesome!