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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....

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An absolutely engaging and challenging feat that I am so proud to have completed. I hope this opens new door and better job opportunities so that I can better enhance my future. Thank you Google :)


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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.

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By Dave P

Aug 28, 2020

Good course.

By Zian Z

Aug 16, 2020

Great course

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Aug 11, 2020

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Aug 6, 2020

Very helpful

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Aug 3, 2020

great course


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Jul 5, 2020

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Jun 25, 2020

Excelente XD

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Jun 20, 2020

great course

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Jun 13, 2020

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Jun 5, 2020

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May 17, 2020

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May 15, 2020

good to pass

By james B

May 4, 2020

Great Class!

By Rajasekaran V

Nov 29, 2019

Great course

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Oct 18, 2019

great course

By asmaa f

Sep 8, 2019

so satisfied

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Sep 5, 2019


By Jesse M A

May 15, 2019

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Oct 1, 2018

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Sep 19, 2018

Great course

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Jul 14, 2018

Great Course