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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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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 Mack S

Apr 29, 2020

Very informative

By Shingala J J

Apr 29, 2020

very good course

By Gustavo d N

Feb 25, 2020

very good course

By Jamaluddin A

Jan 12, 2020

Very good course

By Omid M

Dec 14, 2019

Wonderful course

By Sungwon L

Oct 22, 2019

Amazing course!!

By Scott

Jul 9, 2019

Very informative

By Vishal B

May 28, 2019

Very Good Course


Jan 22, 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


Feb 4, 2023

Awesome course!

By Shubham G

Nov 10, 2022

thanks coursera

By Dr. E S

Oct 9, 2022

Very Satisfied

By Deleted A

May 7, 2022

Learned a ton!!


Apr 6, 2022

Amezing helpful

By Oluleke S B

Dec 4, 2021

very intresting

By joanel s

Sep 11, 2021

Very satisfied!

By Daniel G C

Mar 7, 2021

Amazing Course!

By Goosmyr S

Feb 5, 2021

great knowledge