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Unlocking Information Security

Tel Aviv University via edX Professional Certificate


Nominated for the 2020 edX Prize

Information Security is everywhere: as the world becomes more and more digitized, so it becomes more and more hackable. Cyber attacks, data breaches, and even cyber warfare are all very real - so it's infinitely important to understand how hackers think and act, and how we can fight back.

Needless to say, the demand for professionals that are knowledgeable in information security is exploding, and careers in the field are amongst the highest paying in the industry. Even so, it's a challenging skill to master - information security is a battle of wits between attackers and defenders, so you really do have to learn from the best.

Israel is well known as a leader in the field, and "Unlocking Information Security" endorsed by Check Point Ltd., is the first Israeli academic MOOC covering the topic. From their work in the academia, industry and Israeli intelligence corps, the instructors of the course possess an extensive experience in the field.

Completing this program will teach you the necessary knowledge and skills needed to become a better and more vigilant professional in the high-tech industry. You will learn about the different ways in which computer systems can be vulnerable, as well as many useful mitigation techniques, including the most important cryptographic tools; you will take a hard look “under the hood” of operating systems and the Internet, understand how they can be exploited and how they can be secured; and most importantly, you will understand the principles of secure computer systems and the mindsets of both attackers and defenders.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Unlocking Information Security I: From Cryptography to Buffer Overflows

Learn how systems are hacked and defended.

Course 2: Unlocking Information Security II: An Internet Perspective

Continue learning how systems are hacked and defended.


Taught by

Avishai Wool and Dan Gittik

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  • Anonymous
    Avishai and Dan opened up a new world to me. I arrived with, in my opinion, a good grounding in Information security. Avishai and Dan took it to another level. I was pleased with the practical credentials that were offered, to make the subject matter entertaining. I strongly recommend this to any one with a connection to Information Security.

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