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Information Security

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In this course you will explore information security through some introductory material and gain an appreciation of the scope and context around the subject. This includes a brief introduction to cryptography, security management and network and computer security that allows you to begin the journey into the study of information security and develop your appreciation of some key information security concepts. The course concludes with a discussion around a simple model of the information security industry and explores skills, knowledge and roles so that you can determine and analyse potential career opportunities in this developing profession and consider how you may need to develop personally to attain your career goals. After completing the course you will have gained an awareness of key information security principles regarding information, confidentiality, integrity and availability. You will be able to explain some of the key aspects of information risk and security management, in addition, summarise some of the key aspects in computer and network security, including some appreciation of threats, attacks, exploits and vulnerabilities. You will also gain an awareness of some of the skills, knowledge and roles/careers opportunities within the information security industry.

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Rating 4.4 based on 96 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London via Coursera
Instructors Professor Peter Komisarczuk, Professor Keith M. Martin, Dr Jorge Blasco Alis
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Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks

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information security in 24 reviews

Excellent course for anyone who is interested to learn the basics of information security and standards.

great course Provides a basic knowledge of Information Security in general, and also understand each role (such as Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing, etc...) Learn from the best i got basic concepts related to information security and cyber security which will help me further in my studies.

It is really nice intro into Information Security field.

This is an excellent introductory course for gettin deeper in area of Information security.

I highly recommend taking this course for anyone whose interested in basics of Information security!

The course is very rich in content and eye opener to the world of information security.

Great content and absolutely awesome flow Information Security abridged beyond the point of usefulness: I came from a physical sciences background, so I thought I could benefit from a course conveying the basics ideas behind information security.

I understand that topics like standardised security requirements or the various classifications of the information security industry might be the nuts and bolts of some professional paths, but settling for an abstract description of each ISO27000 document doesn't provide any real insight on the topic.

cyber security in 7 reviews

I expected something more practical and less theoretical the course explain the differents kinds of behaviour in cyber security.

The lesson provide a lot of practical and useful information and enhance my knowledge of cyber security.

A solid base for a range of key cyber security concepts.

Well structured and holistic introduction to cyber security packed into a well balanced nutshell.Neg.

It is good course for a beginner who know nothing about cyber security.

:) Looking forward to learn more on Information Security, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.

introduction to information in 4 reviews

its a good introduction to information security THIS COURSE IS INDEED A GREAT ONE, LOADED WITH INFO THAT IS ACTUALLY VERY RELEVANT TO OUR TODAY'S WORLD.

Its a good introduction to information security.

It´s a great course, with a lot of interesting information A great introduction to Information Security.

love this courses This course was a great introduction to information security.

great introduction in 4 reviews

Great introduction in the "Cyber" Security world.

A great introduction to the feild of Information Security.

so much in 3 reviews

excelente, indican los principios de la seguridad informatica I've learned so much...

Thank you so much It was really awesome course.Very help full.

i like it so much It was an excellent learning experience for me.

Careers

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

INFORMATION SECURITY DEVELOPER_INDENT - IT Security $47k

Information Security Office $71k

Information Security 1 $72k

Head, Information Security $72k

Information Security Analyst 2 3 $81k

Information Security Apprentice $84k

Engineer, Information Security $89k

Security Information Analyst $91k

Information Security Administration $108k

Information Technology/ Security $113k

Information Security - IT Specialist $121k

Information Security Expert $130k

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University of London

Rating 4.4 based on 96 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London via Coursera
Instructors Professor Peter Komisarczuk, Professor Keith M. Martin, Dr Jorge Blasco Alis
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks