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Software Security , University of Maryland, College Park

4.6
766 ratings
177 reviews

About this 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

By PR

Nov 20, 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

By DT

May 09, 2016

The course of this kind was extremely needed, still in it's current state it contains lots of inaccuracies in lectures and quizes. I hope they will be fixed up to the future sessions.

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By Zeming Zhang

Feb 10, 2019

prefect

By IYAPPAN V

Feb 06, 2019

good teaching

By Abhirup Banerjee

Jan 27, 2019

The way the course instructor taught the course was very boring.

By Sanoop s

Jan 16, 2019

good course.very helpfull for a beginer like me to start with.

By Muhammad Fawwaz bin Senin

Dec 05, 2018

Lecturer is awesome!

By Emilio Alberto Oropeza Zurita

Nov 13, 2018

Excelente Curso

By ishan ojha

Nov 12, 2018

got to learn a lot

By Deepak Chethan

Nov 05, 2018

This is hands down one of the toughest courses on coursera. Learning curve was steep and provided quite a lot of information. I recommend it to everyone who ever writes code or tests it. It was time well spent !

By Julián Jiménez González

Oct 26, 2018

Except for the static analysis and symbolic execution unit, which I actually found pretty hard (there are a lot of terms and definitions), most of the course is pretty easy to get in for anyone with some CS background, but offering solid knowledge and very good examples. 100% recommended as a Software Security introductory course.

By Saksham Aggarwal

Oct 14, 2018

This was a good course, I learned a lot from it. Instructor and guest interviews.