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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 Patrik J

Aug 4, 2022

Great beginners course.

By Donte K

Jun 10, 2021

Great beginners course!


Oct 14, 2020

It was great experience

By Shreyas P M

May 23, 2020

it was great experiance

By Umesh P

May 8, 2020

A very helpful course!

By John J

Dec 6, 2021

Quite dense at times.

By Damian C

Feb 20, 2020

Another great course!

By David B

Aug 10, 2018

decent somewhat basic

By Jatin B

Jul 15, 2020

wonderful experience

By Phillip D

Mar 4, 2020

good beginner course

By Pranay W

Apr 25, 2020

great for beginners


Jul 6, 2020

course is good....

By Md Y J

Jul 6, 2022

fantastic journey

By Huan N

Oct 28, 2020

a great IT course

By Chirag V

Jun 25, 2020

A great course 👍

By Mah Z H

Jul 8, 2019

It was fun course

By Saurabh J

Nov 2, 2018

Very good course.


Jul 25, 2021

Excellent Course

By Nick O

Mar 8, 2021

Tricky in parts.

By Ademola A

Nov 24, 2020



Nov 7, 2020

Very Educational

By Mislaine d S L

Oct 6, 2020

Very good course

By Yash Z

Aug 23, 2020

Great experience

By Hector B

Jun 29, 2020

Good information

By Rushi B

May 24, 2020

very good course