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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 송창섭

Oct 2, 2021

좋은 강의였으며, 전반적인 흐름과 정적분석에 대해서 다시 생각하게 되었습니다.

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

By Guilherme V H

Aug 11, 2016

Incredible course! Very recommended!

By Alexey F

Sep 1, 2017

Hands-on labs were very interesting.

By Roberto V

Jan 15, 2020

fantastic course and great teacher!

By Sri R P V A

Jul 6, 2021

I have learnt new security system


Sep 22, 2020

very happy to provide such course

By sandeep r

Aug 2, 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 6, 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 6, 2020

Great Course. Thanks a lot.

By Deepak P A R

Apr 20, 2018

Excellent content coverage.

By Rachel H

Mar 6, 2017

Great course!

Learned a lot!