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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 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.

Dec 4, 2020

An absolutely engaging and challenging feat that I am so proud to have completed. I hope this opens new door and better job opportunities so that I can better enhance my future. Thank you Google :)

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By Ivan B

Mar 8, 2018

I have learnt a lot, it is a good point for starting in the (broad) field of IT Security

By Matias R J

Nov 2, 2020

I really enjoy it, from start to end.

I were able to revise many concepts that i forgot.

By PravinBalaji

May 13, 2020

A good content course from Google encourages me to learn and do a lot. Thank You Google

By Sjir B

Apr 14, 2018

Very fun course! I think it touched the right subjects and explained it in a great way.


Feb 27, 2021

Security is new to me and I would like to further my study on this subject. It is fun.

By Ralph A M

Oct 4, 2020

This was an interesting way to present the concept of security in a data driven world.

By Paul B

Nov 16, 2019

Great Course thank you to all the instructors it has been a great learning experience.

By Juan A

Jul 25, 2019

excellent course and program. i've learned alot and am proud and glad i stuck with it.

By Damaso R

Jan 28, 2019

Great information! IT Security will only become more prevalent. A very valuable course

By M. A

Jun 17, 2020

the very good content. and a good instructor.

thank you google and Coursera community.

By Eliseu d S N

May 15, 2020

basic knowledge of vital points of how to prevent and protect your organisation infra

By Jennifer, M

May 6, 2020

This Course has thought me so much more information than what my regular classes did.

By Muhammad H F b H

May 6, 2020

The course is really informative and is good for kick-starting a career in IT Support


May 27, 2021

curso Ótimo! aprendi muito vou dedicar mais e mais, Gosto muito Tecnologia em geral

By Sergio B

Mar 31, 2021

This was a very interesting part of the course and the instructor taught it well imo

By Tom L

Jul 13, 2019

Hands down the best in the the series. Very deep. Very thorough. Wonderful course

By Jay D

May 16, 2018

Great course to learn more about all the bad actors out there and how to fight them.

By Latifah T

Dec 11, 2020

Quite, challenging, but overall this was an extremely great and informative course.

By Abhirup B

Jun 3, 2020


By Angela L

Aug 20, 2018

Good broad overview course on IT security. But just touches the tip of the iceberg.

By Quedo S

Feb 9, 2021

Great course it provides a good foundation for developing a good security posture.

By ppparkhi

Aug 24, 2020

This was best one i did in this course. It actually pulled me to do the rest part.

By Elishah Y

Jul 13, 2020

I enjoyed this course amazing content I understand all.


By Alicia E

May 19, 2019

Excellent coverage of the topics. Concepts were made clear and easy to understand.


Jan 27, 2018

Awesome learning experience and looking for the next level of Security learning