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Usable Security

This course is a part of Cybersecurity, a 6-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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 328 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week
Starts Jun 24 (in 5 days)
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 17 reviews

Very good course.

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

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.

Very good, excellent course Cool !

W V Nice course Very Good course I did not learn a lot.

Great Very good course..

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very useful in 9 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.

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.

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about usable security in 8 reviews

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.

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.

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easy to understand in 6 reviews

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

Lessons are very clear and easy to understand.

I found this course informative, easy to understand and timely.

The instructor made it very easy to understand the topics and the reading recommended were of a great help.

very easy to learn and the videos and audio are both clear and easy to understand loved the course It is an interesting course and I employ people to go for the course Really a great experience !!

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so much in 6 reviews

I have learned so much things in this course that most of people don't take in consideration.

even though I work in IT security field, I learned so much from usable security it was an eye-opener.

amazing course Wonderful introduction to best possible usable security nice i love the course and the way of teaching providing such a information in that much of less time is so much great.

Thank you so much!

Got to learn so much through this course.

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final exam in 4 reviews

The questions of the final exam do not have a clear answer (for instance: they think that a password with 8 random characters is hard to crack, but it would take only a few days with a brute force attack, and also they think that a user chosen 8 character password is more secure than a random one, which is wrong in my opinion).

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

Taking the examples literally might not be the best actionable route to completing a lot of the quizzes and final exam, its mostly theory on how to build sustainable and efficient systems while at the same time ensuring the security of them has the least effect on the usability of the information system or applications in mind.

Quizzes and the final exam were thought-provoking.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Systems Support/Systems Administrator $68k

Systems Analyst, Financial Systems $73k

Program Manager, TSA Secure Flight $83k

Systems IT $96k

Deputy Convoy Commander Office Of Secure Transportation $98k

Systems Engineer / Systems Administrator $103k

Assistant Sector Controller, Secure Interface $112k

Secure System Analyst $112k

Flight Systems Systems Engineer $133k

Sector Controller, Secure Interface $138k

Security Researcher (McAfee SECURE) $154k

Systems Architect, Enterprise Systems $189k

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University of Maryland, College Park

Rating 4.4 based on 328 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week
Starts Jun 24 (in 5 days)
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

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