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Georgia Institute of Technology

Network Security

Georgia Institute of Technology via Udacity


The summary for this course comes from the course web site at Georgia Tech. Note that watching this course on Udacity does not count for Georgia Tech credit unless you are enrolled in the Georgia Tech OMSCS program.

This course provides an introduction to computer and network security. Students successfully completing this class will be able to evaluate works in academic and commercial security, and will have rudimentary skills in security research. The course begins with a tutorial of the basic elements of cryptography, cryptanalysis, and systems security, and continues by covering a number of seminal papers and monographs in a wide range of security areas.

Topics covered include network security, authentication, security protocol design and analysis, security modeling, trusted computing, key management, program safety, intrusion detection, DDOS detection and mitigation, architecture/operating systems security, security policy, group systems, biometrics, web security, and other emerging topics.

Most of the course readings will come from seminal papers in the field. Links to these papers will be provided on the course pages. In addition, links to critical reference materials will also be provided.


  • Large-Scale Attacks
    • DDoS Attacks,Malware-Based Attacks, Phishing, & Fraud,Underground infrastructures
  • Testing and Security Assessments
    • Penetration Testing,Social Engineering and Human Factors,Web Security Models & Security and Internet Protocols
  • Advanced Topics
    • Evasive and Mobile Malware,Botnet detection & Cloud Security,Attack-Tolerant Systems

Taught by

Wenke Lee and Catherine Gamboa


4.2 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

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  • Great course everyone should do it is best platform to learn skills .
    Skills make everything
    A student without skills are deff and dum
    No degrees will help out in real life
    With out skills.
    And this is the platform to learn skills

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    le pur est de comment les cour et de les interonpre apres .donc mon idees est de faire focalise l'espris sur un objectif.
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    Nasser Saleh Al Taweel

    Nasser Saleh Al Taweel completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Nice coures to learn how to protect your divice and your self from unsafe website.
    It is very long but it is help ful coures

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