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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 Haider A

Apr 6, 2022

Amezing helpful

By Oluleke S B

Dec 4, 2021

very intresting

By joanel s

Sep 11, 2021

Very satisfied!

By Daniel G C

Mar 7, 2021

Amazing Course!

By Goosmyr S

Feb 5, 2021

great knowledge

By Efraim S H

Jan 18, 2021

Awesome Course!

By Manuel X D

Jan 17, 2021

Awesome lecture

By Rodrigo S

Jan 2, 2021

excelente curso

By Zia U H

Dec 28, 2020

Thanks Coursera

By Hilaire S

Nov 25, 2020

Amazing course!

By Dr. K H

Nov 23, 2020

Awesome Course!

By Geoffrey N

Nov 10, 2020

Excellent work.

By Aaron B

Oct 22, 2020

I learned a lot

By zed o

Aug 25, 2020

Very insightful


Aug 9, 2020

very helpful me

By Bilous A R

Jul 20, 2020

All interesting

By Deleted A

May 22, 2020

vey nice course


Apr 30, 2020

Great Learning!

By Abhishek S

Apr 20, 2020

taught me a lot

By John M

Oct 21, 2019


By Arsenio A I

Aug 25, 2019

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By Fabio G B

Aug 9, 2019

Awesome course!


Mar 15, 2019

awesome course!

By Abdulbari O

May 22, 2018

It is wonderful

By Raushan K

Jun 25, 2022

Very Satisfied