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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 Ali M J

Feb 28, 2023

well and good


Feb 20, 2023

Great Course!

By Koi

Dec 12, 2022

Great course!

By Guvan A

Oct 24, 2022

it was great

By Moisés P G C

Oct 21, 2022


By Naresh V

Jul 19, 2022

greast course

By Bryan W

Jul 2, 2022

learned allot

By Irsa A N S N R F

May 2, 2022

Greate course

By Bradley F

Apr 20, 2022

Great course.

By Andreiaș A L

Dec 23, 2021

Very easy !!!

By Hisham V

Jul 18, 2021

very helpful

By Alejandro B T

Apr 10, 2021

Great coure!!

By Carlos P A

Mar 23, 2021

Great course!

By Siddhartha S

Mar 10, 2021

Great lessons

By Anthony D

Feb 6, 2021

Great course!

By Jeffrey C

Dec 28, 2020

Great Course!

By Faton B

Dec 25, 2020

Great Course.

By Mauro G

Nov 25, 2020

Great Course!

By مازن م خ ا ١

Sep 23, 2020

learned a lot

By Akash A

Sep 1, 2020

Great Course!

By Nazmul A J

Aug 30, 2020


By Kanthi S S

Aug 22, 2020

Great course!

By César O C

Aug 6, 2020

Great course.

By H R S

Jul 27, 2020

Good to learn

By Wilbert V Z

Jul 19, 2020

Great course!