Unlocking information security
In a world where cars, hospitals and nuclear missiles run on code – programmers can literally control reality. In this course you'll learn how to think like a hacker, how to exploit vulnerabilities and attack computer systems, and conversely, how to defend against such threats and prevent their destructive results.
Prof. Avishai Wool
About the Course
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 course 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.
About the lecturers
Prof. Avishai Wool is a faculty member of Tel Aviv university’s school of Electrical Engineering, and co-founder and CTO of AlgoSec, a global high-tech software company providing solutions for business-driven security management in the field of network security policy management.
Dan Gittik is an alumnus of the cyber division in the Ministry of Defense and a lecturer in information security in Tel-Aviv University.