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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....

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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.


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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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Oct 4, 2020

Was very Nice

By Paul M S

Sep 4, 2023

Good course.

By Riyad M

Jun 4, 2023

great course

By Timothy M

May 15, 2023

great course

By Sahil M

Oct 10, 2022

good course

By Madhu S

Aug 17, 2022

Great course

By Ayman I

May 23, 2022

Great Course

By Debesh R

Nov 23, 2021

Nice course.

By LaiMan L

Jun 9, 2021

learnt a lot

By Keith B

Jul 28, 2020

great course

By Ali F A

May 21, 2023


By Yosief T

Nov 16, 2022

So intense.

By أبو ي

Nov 12, 2022

good course

By Rahul A

Nov 5, 2022

Good Course

By Madhu S P

Aug 4, 2021


By ITA805 C S

Oct 31, 2020

Very useful

By Dillman Q

Aug 17, 2020

It's Great!


Jul 22, 2020

good course


Jun 28, 2020

good course

By Deleted A

May 27, 2019

great 4.5/5

By Francisco F M E

Oct 8, 2018

NIce course

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Sep 21, 2020


By Rutuja k

May 26, 2020

Thank you!

By Akshay K

May 10, 2020

very well.

By Abdul S

Nov 2, 2023