Intro to Information Security

Online Course

Intro to Information Security

What is the course about?

Intro to Information Security
The course Intro to Information Security is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

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

Course description
  • Intro to Information Security
  • Offered at Georgia Tech as CS 6035
  • In addition to its technical content, the course touches on theimportance 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.
  • Foundations
  • Software security
  • Practical cryptography
  • Networks
  • Applications and special topics
  • Security mindset
  • Essential concepts (policy, CIA, etc.)
  • Vulnerabilities and protections
  • Malware
  • Program analysis
  • Encryption
  • Authentication
  • Hashing
  • Symmetric and asymmetric crypto
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Protocols
  • Attacks and countermeasures
  • Databases
  • Web apps
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Voting
  • Public policy
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Prerequisites & Facts

Intro to Information Security

Course Topic

Artificial Intelligence

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Intro to Information Security

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Artificial Intelligence