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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 Shaeen S

Jan 22, 2022

Amazing, It helps you understand the of the securituy can be harmed and how it is protected

By Ashley A

May 4, 2021

Learned a lot from this course, can't wait to apply this new knowledge to my future career.


Jan 9, 2021

Too much literature and not much technical lab work. I think maybe it is an on-line program

By Rocky L

Sep 5, 2020

It is great course . Thank you google for the knowledge and skill i acquired in this course

By Esija A

Jan 5, 2020

Super packed with so much information and delivered in a very skilled and understadable way

By Nathaniel A

Oct 21, 2019

It was very interesting and at the same time very challenging, but I give God all the glory

By Jose G

Feb 5, 2019

Great Course. Learned a lot about how to defend not just ourselves but also help a company.

By Timothy W

Apr 1, 2018

While I would have liked this to be more hands-on, a very good introduction to IT security.

By Fabian G

Jan 3, 2021

Great course! Vast information but excellent pace at which is presented to you. Great job!

By Ali

Dec 6, 2020

Very interesting course. You will learn how PCI DSS works, Intro to PT and many more

By Mauricio S

Oct 13, 2020

Bastante completo y educativo, sirvió para aprender, despejar dudas, formarse un poco mas.

By Radu H

Feb 28, 2019

This course was very nice, i liked every aspect of the security presented by the teachers.

By Shawn K

Jan 31, 2019

This was a wonderful experience. I look forward to a newer, better career in the IT field.

By Vaibhav m

Aug 11, 2018

whole course is rushed to fast. video's could be split into smaller depending on the topic

By Tony N

Aug 1, 2022

Good fundamental IT Training Program, good platform for building IT skills. Recommended .

By Jorden N

Jun 6, 2022

great for literally anyone. give it 100% and you will be suprised what you can acomplish.


Feb 13, 2022

d​ense but really interesting. Easy to listen thanks to a clear and not monotoneous voice


Jan 11, 2022

I can't but say its been a whole lot of interesting and engaging learning using Coursera

By Efrey G A

Jan 23, 2021

En este punto encontré muchos temas de los cuales tenía desconocimiento. Excelente curso.

By Ahmed M M

Nov 7, 2020

Great and thanks for being able to deliver this amount of info in a well educated manner.


Jun 26, 2020

Such a wonderful course for learning a lot about information security and its core depth.

By Yair I R P

Nov 21, 2019

A very complete course, however it's difficult if you haven't knowledge of some concepts.

By Alexis A

May 11, 2018

There are a lot of concepts and words to learn but overall this is a very helpful course.

By alina

Jun 30, 2022

This module was the one I was most excited of! A lot of new and interesting information.

By Thirumala r

Apr 1, 2022

V​ery helpful and provides a wide range of information for entry level IT job positions.