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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 27, 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 20, 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 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 05, 2020

Good broad course, still relevant in 2020.

By Anwar A

May 21, 2018

Excellent course, i'd recommend it highly.

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 12, 2018

I really enjoyed the class. Thank you.


Apr 03, 2017

Very good course, interesting material

By Guilherme V H

Aug 11, 2016

Incredible course! Very recommended!

By Alexey F

Sep 01, 2017

Hands-on labs were very interesting.

By Roberto V

Jan 15, 2020

fantastic course and great teacher!

By sandeep r

Aug 02, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

By Pramod G

Aug 29, 2019

Very good and effective course

By Pablo S

Feb 19, 2018

Amazing course and materials!!

By Nelson I

May 06, 2018

Very demanding but very good!

By Александр К

May 12, 2016

It is what I was looking for!

By Hu W

Aug 11, 2020

So Difficult but so Useful!

By Ayush B

Apr 06, 2020

Great Course. Thanks a lot.

By Deepak P A R

Apr 20, 2018

Excellent content coverage.

By Rachel H

Mar 06, 2017

Great course!

Learned a lot!

By Naresh B

Sep 04, 2020

thanks...maryland family..

By Maiquel A G R

Jun 21, 2020

Very good ! I learn a lot!

By Malaval R

Jan 18, 2018

simple and basic, perfect.

By Vaibhav S R

Jun 01, 2019

Truly Exceptional Course