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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 Isaiah A

May 15, 2021

Awesome and great

By Matias B

Apr 20, 2021

Very interactive.

By David P I

Apr 17, 2021

Great curriculum!

By Rajapaksha p m p r

Apr 4, 2021

great information

By James R M

Apr 4, 2021

Make me MO MONEY!

By Nguyen L V

Mar 24, 2021

Great! I love it!

By Gilvonei W

Mar 15, 2021

Excellent course!

By Mr K

Dec 2, 2020

Superb quality 💕

By Mario S

Nov 3, 2020

Excellent course.

By Hélio S

Oct 30, 2020

top das galaxias!

By Mohammed I A T

Sep 29, 2020

Thank you so much

By Juan F

Sep 18, 2020

Amazing Course!!!

By Rana R

Sep 13, 2020


By ruperto d

Aug 31, 2020

Thank you Google!

By Brian D S J

Jul 21, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Mamun M

Jul 8, 2020

great experience!

By Damian M

Jun 6, 2020

Excellent Course!

By isaias s

May 28, 2020

amazing hard work

By Mr. J T

May 24, 2020

Excellent Content

By Mary A W

May 22, 2020

Very interesting.

By Dillon P C

May 16, 2020

Very informative.

By Eddyanto H

May 4, 2020

Awesome course!!!

By Atishay j

Apr 30, 2020

superb experience

By Hanna R A

Apr 16, 2020

very great course