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Usable Security

This course is part of a Specialization (series of courses) called Cybersecurity.

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.
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Rating 4.4 based on 260 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera
Instructor Jennifer Golbeck
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering IT & Networking Science
Tags Computer Science Physical Science And Engineering Computer Security And Networks Research Methods

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very good in 14 reviews

Very good course.

Very good course Good faculties very very good Good information and examples Very good and fast course.

it is useful This was a very great experience and the course content was very good.

Really shakes my understanding of different aspects of security in HCI very good courses It's very excellent course!

thank you Very good and interesting content, but the audio quality of the videos is inconsistent, and sometimes lacking.

Excellent course, the teacher is great, she truly makes things easy to understand, it has very good support material.

Very good, excellent course Cool !

The quiz exercises are a bit challenging, and the final exam has very good questions, which require careful and independent thinking.

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Awesome course.. Good course to learn at beginner level about usable security.

I really enjoy learning about Usable Security G Excellent course and a good introduction to security which also cover real/usable security and an angle too rarely brought up in conjunction with safety around IT systems.

I've learned a lot about usable security through her teachings - excellent job!

Hope to learn more about Usable Security and one reason is that the author is very engaging.

Learned a lot about usable security.

Excellent course filled with plenty of info to get you started thinking about usable security.

Nice course with more important info thanks alot Best course to learn about usable security, If you are familiar with Human Computer Interaction then easily can related the security issue in between Human and Machine.

Great course with a easy way yo learn about Usable Security.

very useful in 8 reviews

Not very useful, mostly common sense It was very insightful.

Professor Jennifer Golbeck did an exceptional job in delivering information, especially in her TEDX lecture when she explained HCI and how easy it is to gather users data and make easy to anticipate personalities and what users likes Good course that covered very useful material.

Very useful course a really good course i gave 4 stars because there's some noise in some lectures and delays but the content is legendary!and its mostly about software engineering concept thanks for this great course <3 I love it, Jen you are perfect :) Dr. Jen Golbeck is an amazing instructor.

it's very useful for my present job :).

Found it very useful.

Thank you Professor.Best Dr Jagan Vaman PhD CISA CGEIT C|CISO Very useful content that can be used in our workplaces Great exposition of didactic and interactive readings and materials.

In my opinion, it was well presented, contained very useful information, was accessible to someone with a limited background in cybersecurity, and used plenty of real examples to back-up its claims.

Very useful insight about Usability in Security.

software security in 3 reviews

I took this course at the same time as "Software Security".

I really enjoyed Software Security, but Usable Security was horrible.

Thankfully, the Software Security course was really amazing.

I would NOT have expected to have a weeks long course on software design and usability when my desire is to learn about software security.

I am now in the 3rd week of Software Security, the 2nd course in the Cybersecurity specialization, and am realizing that 2 stars was a generous assessment.

Based on the prerequisites of the Software Security course, the Usable Security course, in its current form, is too elementary to be appropriate for people who have the experience/knowledge required for the rest of the courses in this specialization.

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University of Maryland, College Park

Rating 4.4 based on 260 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera
Instructor Jennifer Golbeck
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering IT & Networking Science
Tags Computer Science Physical Science And Engineering Computer Security And Networks Research Methods