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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 Cezar A d L S

Sep 30, 2018

Excellent course.

By Richard H

Feb 1, 2023

Very informative

By Matthew B

Oct 18, 2022

It helps a lot.

By Pablo N D L

Oct 15, 2022

excelente curso

By Navin M

Sep 29, 2022

one good course

By Mark B

Sep 14, 2022

Very Informative

By Wilson L l

Aug 27, 2022

quite intersting

By Avijit C

Aug 18, 2022

its Billiant !!!


Jan 23, 2022

Excelente Curso

By Maung N I

Jan 18, 2022

Excellent course

By Carlos S

Dec 3, 2021

excellent course

By Da'Rel T H

Nov 8, 2021

Nice Experience

By Saeed M A A

Sep 22, 2021

thank you google

By Jimly O

Aug 23, 2021

Excellent Course

By Havish R

Aug 9, 2021

Excellent course

By Ahmed S

Jul 15, 2021

Awesome training

By Hessa M A

Jul 3, 2021

very easy course

By Themba S

May 22, 2021

Very good course

By Saravanan M C

Mar 23, 2021

Excellent Course

By Domenico P

Mar 21, 2021

More interesting

By Raheen G

Mar 8, 2021

Excellent Course

By Brandon A

Feb 19, 2021

Taught me a ton.

By Felix K W

Feb 2, 2021

very good course

By John B

Jan 20, 2021

Very Interesting

By Wesley Y

Jan 4, 2021

Thank you Google