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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 Tonny R

Apr 22, 2019

Exceptional Content

By Talker S

Sep 22, 2018

cool google, love u

By C G M

Sep 8, 2018

Awesome instructor!

By Liviu V

May 25, 2018

Excellent material.

By Dirk P

Mar 26, 2023

Excellent course !

By Joshua T

Mar 10, 2023

So informativeeeee

By Angelo N

Mar 9, 2023

Thank you so much!

By Joseph O

Jan 8, 2023

A very good course

By Charith

Jul 17, 2022

1000% best course.


Jul 14, 2022

awesome experience

By Fidel H

Mar 26, 2022

I love this course

By Wilma ( F

Jan 23, 2022

An awesome course!

By Philip M

Dec 8, 2021

Best in the series

By Ankur S

Sep 28, 2021

Awesome experience

By James D M

Sep 7, 2021

good stuff to know

By Adem M

Jun 17, 2021

very useful course

By Robert P V

Apr 21, 2021

Ready to work!!!!!

By yaritza m

Mar 2, 2021

excelente el curso

By Adebowale A

Feb 15, 2021

Thank you, Google.

By meredith h g

Dec 21, 2020

VERY interesting -


Nov 27, 2020

thank you coursera

By Hussein K

Sep 20, 2020


By General s A

Sep 16, 2020

Very great content

By Shubham B S

Aug 29, 2020

Thank You Coursera

By Mukul G

Aug 6, 2020

Just go for it....