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

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About the Course

This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with a human-centric focus. We will look at basic principles of human-computer interaction, and apply these insights to the design of secure systems with the goal of developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within a system....

Top reviews

Jun 20, 2016

I like how in depth this gets. it explains it very well an in ways for people who are starting off in this field to get a basic understanding in exactly what we are learning. very well put together!

Jun 28, 2016

Despite not being very fond of areas such as human-computer interaction, I found this course to be well-presented and useful. Definitely a necessity for anyone planning on building secure software.

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By Swapnil G

Sep 3, 2020

Using my Quarantine time with the Coursera is really a great experience

Thank you

By Periyasamy M

Sep 1, 2020

Very informative, and helped me to understand the users' perspective of security.

By Rudolph R

Sep 23, 2018

very easy to learn and the videos and audio are both clear and easy to understand

By Aman K

Oct 21, 2020

Its very clear and the instructer is best. She explained every topic efficiently

By Panagiotis F

Nov 6, 2016

Excellent introductory course for increasing your usability and security in soft


Aug 22, 2020

conclusions regarding week5 of usable authentication and passwords is not clear

By Rahim A

Jan 23, 2020

Great Course, learned alot about theory based application about cyber security

By Sean Y

Sep 10, 2017

Very well thought out and designed. Clear messages and examples. I enjoyed it.

By Azameti Y C

Oct 21, 2020

I love this course

It is very good for our daily lives as we surf the internet

By Truong T T

Sep 14, 2020

Very useful course. Taught me a new approach to design, not only in CyberSec.

By Ismail O

Feb 19, 2020

Excellent course on presenting the trade-offs between security and usability!

By Neelakandan A

Nov 1, 2019

This course is very nice and interesting subject and I get lot of information

By Fahad Y A F

May 11, 2016

very helpful course , and it is help us to improve our knowledge and skills .

By Tunde A

Aug 23, 2017

Well delivered course. I really learnt a lot about designing a secure system

By Elikplim D

Nov 19, 2020

I love the simplicity of the course and the exams at each end of the class.

By PhenoMenon M

Aug 3, 2019

its been very helpful and theoritically detailed.Overall good for beginners

By Zilu T

May 8, 2016

Thank you! I have learned a lot through the course, in a fun and easy way.

By Saruni M

Dec 1, 2020

It covers every aspect of usable security in the field of cyber security.


Mar 30, 2020

Thank you a lot, for your great effort with us, we appreciate that a lot.


Aug 18, 2020

Helps to understand the basic concepts of security design and principles

By Kamran S

Aug 19, 2018

A good and fruitful course, a very balance lecture by a quality lecturer

By Arjun S

Sep 22, 2020

Excellent course! Definitely learnt a lot of new things in this course.

By Anand R

Mar 25, 2020

Excellent contents of the course and top class knowledge of the Tutor!

By Christodoulou P

Nov 1, 2019

Very interesting!! How interactive people... Opens a new prospective..

By Akash K S

Jun 22, 2019

Well Explained with Live Examples, Activities and Experimental Videos.