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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Software Security by University of Maryland, College Park

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About the Course

This course we will explore the foundations of software security. We will consider important software vulnerabilities and attacks that exploit them -- such as buffer overflows, SQL injection, and session hijacking -- and we will consider defenses that prevent or mitigate these attacks, including advanced testing and program analysis techniques. Importantly, we take a "build security in" mentality, considering techniques at each phase of the development cycle that can be used to strengthen the security of software systems. Successful learners in this course typically have completed sophomore/junior-level undergraduate work in a technical field, have some familiarity with programming, ideally in C/C++ and one other "managed" program language (like ML or Java), and have prior exposure to algorithms. Students not familiar with these languages but with others can improve their skills through online web tutorials....

Top reviews

May 26, 2019

Was prepared and presented in a very special and superb way. I am glad I took and completed it. Thanks to my tutor Michael Hicks and special appreciation to coursera for making this possible for me.

Nov 19, 2016

Content is really valuable and actionable with a specific comeback for the student in terms of secure development, security and how to understand the origin of exploits and other cyber attacks

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By Lovpreet S

Sep 3, 2021

Most of the things were which I knew beforehand, but still it explained quite well

By Aleksandr G

Aug 1, 2020

I believe that this is one of the best course on software security I've ever seen.

By Varad D

Sep 13, 2017

An excellent course. A good introduction to the fundamentals of software security.

By Sujata S

Aug 14, 2017

The course was really challenging. I would definitely recommend it for my friends.

By Saksham A

Oct 14, 2018

This was a good course, I learned a lot from it. Instructor and guest interviews.

By Showing J

Jan 23, 2018

Nice class with very challenging yet interesting homework. Learned a lot. Thanks!

By David F V

Sep 18, 2016

Very good course for strenghtening the basis for a deeper cybersecurity learning.

By Rishabh M

Apr 20, 2020

Amazing course with detailed knowledge and absolutely great hands-on experience!

By Omar A A

Feb 4, 2018

excellent course have a huge amount of security information i liked this course

By Federico F

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent! I really enjoyed this course and I have learned a lot of new stuff.

By Pawan K

May 18, 2020

It is full package of knowledge of software security..Go Ahead for this course

By Arin D

May 24, 2016

Its just a perfect course for any beginners....thank u sooo much coursera...!!

By saurabh

Aug 28, 2021

Awesome Course content if you are interested into developing secure softwares


Nov 5, 2017

muy buen curso , lo que si vean la posibilidad de tener subtitulos en español

By Mohammad R

Aug 23, 2021

v​ery practical course and indepth knowledge of the software security topics

By David E

Apr 21, 2017

Very engaging course. Great projects and excellent presentation overall.


By Filadelfo F

Oct 19, 2016

Very interesting and useful course to get involved in the software security.


Sep 11, 2018

It's a great a course but if there any lab practice like CTF will be great

By Apti U

Dec 20, 2016

Really solid info about modern state of low level exploitation. Thank you

By Gauthier

Mar 12, 2021

A fascinating journey, well documented. At times fun, often challenging.

By Denon G A

Sep 4, 2018

It has been a challenge studying this course. I definitely learned a lot

By Victor A B M

Dec 23, 2017

Great course!!! Great content and great explanation. I´ve learned a lot.

By Shailesh A P

Nov 15, 2019

Course was nicely designed for begineer, 1 st steps towards security..

By Sorin B

Jan 24, 2017

Pretty good and solid information. Looking forward to week2-4 as well.

By Stefan H

Sep 4, 2017

Very good topic selection, presentation, mix of theory and practice.