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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 Rajnarayan V

Aug 20, 2022

great course


Jul 31, 2022

Great Course

By Aaron P

Jun 27, 2022

densely good

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By Chad F

May 29, 2022

good teacher

By Philip N

Mar 10, 2022

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Dec 12, 2021

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Dec 12, 2021

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Nov 14, 2021

great course

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Oct 30, 2021

great course

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Oct 20, 2021

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Aug 25, 2021

great course

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Aug 25, 2021

good courses

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By Cássio V

May 30, 2021

Curso ótimo!

By Bruno

May 18, 2021

Great Course

By Houssem B

Apr 29, 2021

It was great

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Apr 24, 2021


By kaimon h

Apr 15, 2021

Thanks a lot

By Aloysius A A

Mar 19, 2021

Nice course!

By Ellen N R

Mar 14, 2021

Nice course!

By Rahma N

Mar 3, 2021

Very Amazing

By Fabián C

Jan 19, 2021

Great course

By Brian S

Jan 11, 2021

it was great