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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 Bassey W

Mar 11, 2022

very educating

By Eyong S M

Feb 26, 2022

Amazing course

By Nafish A

Feb 23, 2022

Amazing Course

By k. e

Jan 30, 2022

very satisfied

By Isak K

Dec 14, 2021

Amazing Course

By Heidi C

Nov 20, 2021

I learnt a lot


Jul 22, 2021

Very Satisfied


May 31, 2021

very satisfied


May 18, 2021

Very Satisifed

By Jiran M

May 13, 2021

amazing course

By Raj S

Apr 23, 2021

A Great Course


Feb 2, 2021

Très bon cours

By Claudia R

Nov 22, 2020

Awesome course

By Henry G

Nov 13, 2020

Wow, amazing!!

By Muhanned A

Nov 8, 2020

thank u google

By Jorge Y M M

Nov 4, 2020

Very good Lab!

By Saad A S

Oct 8, 2020

so interesting

By Mohamed F k

Sep 17, 2020

Awesome course

By Seba

Sep 12, 2020

Muy buen curso

By Miguel Á H Z

Aug 24, 2020

Muy buen curso

By Baljit S

Aug 22, 2020

Perfect course

By Ehab T M

Jun 26, 2020

it was awesome


Jun 24, 2020

Very Satisfied

By Satpreet S S

Jun 5, 2020

awesome course

By Ankit K

May 31, 2020

Great Content.