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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 Etna P R

Nov 4, 2018

I learn a lot

By Elias E

Sep 16, 2018

Great course!

By Jean D C R

Aug 2, 2018

Great Course.

By Dennis B

Jul 13, 2018

Great course!

By Matteo M

Jun 28, 2018


By Tates T

Jun 26, 2018

Very intense!

By Engr M G I

Jan 21, 2023

thank a lot.

By Mei C

Dec 26, 2022

Great course

By Bahmani A

Dec 13, 2022

Thanks a lot

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Dec 8, 2022


By Ahmed G E A

Dec 5, 2022

That is Nice

By Parnia M

Nov 25, 2022

it was great

By Jeeva D

Nov 19, 2022

very usefull

By Utkarsh

Nov 17, 2022

Great Course

By Arslan R

Oct 7, 2022

grat course

By Rajnarayan V

Aug 20, 2022

great course


Jul 31, 2022

Great Course

By Aaron P

Jun 27, 2022

densely good

By Roy R

May 31, 2022


By Chad F

May 29, 2022

good teacher

By Philip N

Mar 10, 2022

Great course

By Saad m

Dec 12, 2021

Great course

By Bara' E

Dec 12, 2021

Great Course

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Dec 6, 2021


By Shadrack K

Nov 14, 2021

great course