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

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325 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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Oct 4, 2019

Very good selections of topics, well designed quizzes and projects.

By Tulasi S S A

Oct 1, 2016

Thank you Sir for the excellent course material. The interviews

By zyddnys

Aug 7, 2016



By shabbyowen

Aug 9, 2016

A good introduction .course to security covering a lot of topics


Jun 19, 2021

amazk course indeed, thou it's abit hard but its worth it!!!!

By Baskoro A P

May 29, 2016

The project is very helpful to understand the course material

By Samidhya S

Aug 2, 2020

A difficult course to complete but satisfactory nonetheless.

By Heyang W

Dec 22, 2017

Great introduction on security with hands on coding project.

By Joseph G

Jun 14, 2019

Excellent course for those interested in software security

By Grace S

Oct 5, 2018

Part of this course was tough for me, but I learned a lot

By Ayman E

Feb 5, 2017

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

By Enrique A

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.