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

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326 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 Lee S Y

Sep 30, 2021

매우 흥미롭고 유익한 교육이었습니다.


By Damilola Y

Jul 7, 2021

Awesome Course, Thank you.

By Naresh B

Sep 4, 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 1, 2019

Truly Exceptional Course

By Acheampong B

Jul 3, 2020

I love your interviews.

By Steve l

May 29, 2021


By Sourav R

Mar 24, 2021

Great course to learn

By Charlie G

Jun 2, 2020

Great course overall!


May 17, 2017

I respect this course


Sep 5, 2020

Very useful Sessions

By Shan H

Mar 16, 2020

Good and interesting

By Muhammad F b S

Dec 4, 2018

Lecturer is awesome!

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 Sucre 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!

By Akinwunmi F T

Aug 24, 2020

Well understand