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

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347 reviews

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 Ederson B

Jul 11, 2021

Wave up in The Best

By Ashish K

Oct 7, 2020

Pretty good course.

By Bipeen A

Oct 6, 2017

Excellent material!

By Prajna G

Jun 27, 2021

outstanding course

By Aftab K

Jan 30, 2020

Excellent material

By Sarah O

Dec 19, 2019

it was very useful

By Saimir K

Nov 6, 2016

very good overview

By kevin c

Oct 22, 2020

Excelent course!!

By Dimitris T

Sep 17, 2016

Very nice course!

By Zacharais N M

May 23, 2016

Very good course!


Jun 3, 2022

excelent course

By Akinwunmi F T

Aug 24, 2020

Well understand

By Emilio A O Z

Nov 13, 2018

Excelente Curso

By Mohammadreza H

Nov 4, 2020

Amazing course

By Rishabh R

Oct 16, 2019

awesome course

By Korra K

Sep 4, 2021

superb course


Feb 6, 2019

good teaching

By test123'"><

Feb 3, 2018

good course!!

By C. R M

Jun 2, 2016

Great course!

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Jun 1, 2016



Feb 18, 2022

its good one

By João G K

Nov 16, 2021

really good!

By Mehrdad Y

Sep 8, 2017

Nice course!

By Christophe C

Jul 27, 2021



Dec 4, 2020

best course