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IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts , Google

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About this Course

This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up. We’ll give you some background of encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data. Then, we’ll dive into the three As of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. We’ll also cover network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption options. Finally, we’ll go through a case study, where we examine the security model of Chrome OS. The course is rounded out by putting all these elements together into a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture, followed by recommendations on how to integrate a culture of security into your organization or team. At the end of this course, you’ll understand: ● how various encryption algorithms and techniques work as well as their benefits and limitations. ● various authentication systems and types. ● the difference between authentication and authorization. ● how to evaluate potential risks and recommend ways to reduce risk. ● best practices for securing a network. ● how to help others to grasp security concepts and protect themselves....

Top reviews

By DS

Apr 26, 2018

Great course that is full of useful information and presented in an easy to understand way. It's an awesome beginner course that will add to your knowledge and further your knowledge of IT security.

By DS

Aug 17, 2018

This course was insane, all the possibilities, the potential for growth, and the different ways to help protect against cyber attacks. It was truly an eye-opening lesson in security. Thank you.

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By White Daka

Feb 11, 2019

This course is vital as it can even teach some of the basic security systems that you can even apply to you own devices in the real world to protect yourself from hackers.

By Caspar Cheung

Feb 11, 2019

Very resourceful and challenging course!

By Naung Ye' Oo

Feb 11, 2019

I can't even imagine how harder in the real world.

By Anthony Tylar Ditmer

Feb 08, 2019

Tough last project, but other than that, exceptional course

By Alexandra Brown

Feb 08, 2019

It's very disappointing that I did all this hard work and the certificate looks so unprofessional with that paragraph on it, but the course was fine I guess.

By Kelly Palacios

Feb 08, 2019

I would have liked more opportunities for labs and to learn how to implement the security infrastructure systems rather than do peer-reviewed papers.

By Christopher Boice

Feb 07, 2019

Hardest one yet! Take your time on the final project, though!

By Jim Eggerling

Feb 07, 2019

This was a very enlightening course. Great stuff. : )

By Bruno Avalos Guerrero

Feb 06, 2019

Really interesting! I'm very happy to take this course.

It opened my eyes.

By GERSON F RIVERA

Feb 05, 2019

very informative and makes you think about security in a everyday way