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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 Ayman E

Feb 5, 2017

very useful , i liked it , the videos short and objective

By Enrique A M

Oct 1, 2020

Cada dia me siento mas preparado, Mil gracias Coursera.

By Eduardo M P T

Feb 27, 2018

Very good course to understand threats for applications

By Alexandru J

Dec 25, 2017

Very practical, with engaging and interesting lab work.

By david z

Sep 23, 2016

great introduction, waiting for new techniques like ROP

By Kyuwoon K

Apr 2, 2021

재밌네요.. 뒤쪽에는 동영상 중간중간 퀴즈가 없는게 아쉽습니다. 그리고 설명이 점점 어려워집니다.

By saeid g s

Sep 19, 2019

its excellent course for cyber security researcher

By Aleksandr E

May 6, 2017

Strongly recommend it for all software developers!

By Nimit

Jun 9, 2016

A great primer for the field of software security!

By Francisco B

Dec 30, 2019

















se. Hard but complete and useful.

By Mohd Y

Jul 13, 2019

Great, better than others in this specialization.

By Vaishnavi P

Jan 16, 2018

It was a great course. I learnt a lot from it.

By Ali A E K A

Apr 27, 2018

great course I recommend everybody to take it

By Maciej P

Jul 9, 2017

Probably the best part of the specialization.

By Emilson A V

May 9, 2017

This course is amazing! I am learning a lot.

By Amit G

Nov 20, 2019

i really liked the course. very informative

By Mohammed S U

May 30, 2017

very useful and knowledge base is very good

By Peter L

Aug 5, 2020

Good broad course, still relevant in 2020.

By Anwar A

May 21, 2018

Excellent course, i'd recommend it highly.

By Justin A Z E

Sep 20, 2020

Very difficult but is a excellent course

By Daniel D

Nov 28, 2019

Excelente curso con excelente contenido.

By Ozgur G

Apr 16, 2017

Very good intro to Software Security...

By Dmitry V

Mar 13, 2017

Very good information. Very good course

By Antoine B

Jan 11, 2018

I really enjoyed the class. Thank you.


Apr 3, 2017

Very good course, interesting material