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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 Muhanned A

Nov 8, 2020

thank u google

By Jorge Y M M

Nov 4, 2020

Very good Lab!

By Saad A S

Oct 8, 2020

so interesting

By Mohamed F k

Sep 17, 2020

Awesome course

By Seba

Sep 12, 2020

Muy buen curso

By Miguel Á H Z

Aug 24, 2020

Muy buen curso

By Baljit S

Aug 22, 2020

Perfect course

By Ehab T M

Jun 26, 2020

it was awesome


Jun 24, 2020

Very Satisfied

By Satpreet S S

Jun 5, 2020

awesome course

By Ankit K

May 31, 2020

Great Content.

By Zharov A L

May 5, 2020

It was cool!!!

By Amiko S

Feb 21, 2020

Very Rewarding

By Harrison M A

Jan 18, 2020

Well delivered

By Herbert M

Nov 21, 2019

Great course!!


Sep 21, 2019

awesome course


May 20, 2019

awesome course

By Andrew M

Apr 8, 2019

Great courser.

By Rohit G

Jan 6, 2019

Awesome course

By JRC 4

Jul 4, 2018

Awesome class!

By Lorin J

Mar 20, 2018

Great program!

By Blas M

Mar 18, 2023

Great course!


Mar 5, 2023

Very Helpfull

By Ali M J

Feb 28, 2023

well and good


Feb 20, 2023

Great Course!