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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....

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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 Arya C

Jul 31, 2021

Great one.


Jul 26, 2021

Loved it !

By Herby R

Jun 4, 2021

Good stuff

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Apr 8, 2021

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Dec 21, 2020

Super cool

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By Akif S G

Dec 7, 2020

Very cool.

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Nov 15, 2020

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By Nancy S B

Nov 10, 2020

Super cool

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Nov 6, 2020

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Oct 12, 2020

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Sep 12, 2020

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By Priya K

Sep 2, 2020

it is good


Sep 1, 2020

Buen curso

By Salamat O

Aug 7, 2020

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By Nibadita C

Aug 7, 2020

Very good.

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By Lucas Á

Jul 19, 2020

Muito Bom!

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Jul 19, 2020

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