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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 Thomas A

May 13, 2022

long take your time

By Afraa M

Feb 1, 2022

ممتازة وتحتاج تركيز

By Francesco V

Jan 25, 2022

Amazing Experience!

By Eder J P M

Nov 13, 2021

Un excelente curso!

By Yudha R

Mar 9, 2021

it's amazing course

By Bradley B

Feb 14, 2021

Overall, excellent.

By Mohammed F A

Jan 2, 2021

Excellent knowledge


Dec 18, 2020

awesome exp !!!!!!!

By Leonardo B B

Nov 29, 2020

I loved the course!

By Tameshwar B

Nov 26, 2020

I loved this course

By Sylvester W

Nov 16, 2020


By Aung T K

Oct 17, 2020

Good for beginners!


Oct 9, 2020

Very Informative!!!

By Musa I A

Sep 29, 2020

Amazing Course ever

By nagaraju k

Sep 6, 2020

Very Exited Journey

By Sandesh T S

Aug 29, 2020

It was Just Great!!

By Shashank B S

Aug 5, 2020


By Federico M G

Jul 25, 2020

Very Helpful course

By Putra P

Jun 9, 2020

Thanks very much :)

By Nikunj A R

May 9, 2020

I Like lab Practice

By Farbod -

Feb 27, 2020

Highly recommended!

By Oyunbold G

Feb 7, 2020

Good training ever.

By Weeam A A

Dec 19, 2019

A very good course.

By Vitalie L

Nov 11, 2019

That was awesome!!!

By Mohd A A

May 19, 2019

I love this course.