Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies (Coursera)

Many of you will be aware of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform Coursera and the great content they offer. Among many other interesting online courses they occasionally run courses relevant to Information Security and while not all of them are worthwhile i’d like to highlight one in particular.

The ‘Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies’ course led by Mike Simon (University of Washington) provides a great no nonsense, non technical glimpse into the real world of Information Security practitioners. It does not get hung up on theoretical issues but focuses on real challenges and scenarios from Mike’s experience in the field. Obviously it is not ‘Zero to Hero’ Information Security professional course but it is a good introduction particularly to those who are not overly familiar with Information Security and like to know what all the fuss is about.

This course provides you with opportunities to integrate and apply your information security knowledge. Following the case-study approach, you will be introduced to current, real-world cases developed and presented by the practitioner community. You will design and execute information assurance strategies to solve these cases.