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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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Jan 27, 2023

It was useful.

By Oboravo S

Dec 19, 2022


By Zabihullah A

Dec 18, 2022

really helpful

By Bakilis N

Nov 7, 2022

very satisfied

By obiorah m

Oct 29, 2022

great content

By Moinul H

Oct 24, 2022

It was great!


Oct 16, 2022

Great course!

By Raushan K

Jun 25, 2022

Very Satisfied

By Robert C

May 14, 2022

this was great

By Richards A

May 2, 2022

Awesome course

By Josephine N

Apr 23, 2022

best time ever

By Lefa E M

Mar 30, 2022

perfect course

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