About this Course

This course provides a one-semester overview of information security. It is designed to help students with prior computer and programming knowledge — both undergraduate and graduate — understand this important priority in society today. The technical content of the course gives a broad overview of essential concepts and methods for providing and evaluating security in information processing systems (operating systems and applications, networks, protocols, and so on).

In addition to its technical content, the course touches on the importance of management and administration, the place information security holds in overall business risk, social issues such as individual privacy, and the role of public policy.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 0
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

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Intro to Information Security

by Georgia Institute of Technology

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Course Leads

  • Wenke Lee
    Wenke Lee

    Instructor

  • Mustaque Ahamad
    Mustaque Ahamad

    Instructor

  • Catherine Gamboa
    Catherine Gamboa

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

The course will be organized around a few broad themes:

• Foundations: security mindset, essential concepts (policy, CIA, etc.)

• Software security: vulnerabilities and protections, malware, program analysis

• Practical cryptography: encryption, authentication, hashing, symmetric and asymmetric crypto

• Networks: wired and wireless networks, protocols, attacks and countermeasures • Applications and special topics: databases, web apps, privacy and anonymity, voting, public policy

The course is divided into three parts: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

Prerequisites and Requirements

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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