Tel Aviv University’s free online cybersecurity course has been ranked the top online cybersecurity course in the world by Class Central, a website which compares reviews of online university training platforms around the world.

The “Unlocking Information Security” course, which covers topics such as cryptography, security of identification systems, attacks and defenses on the internet, as well as viruses and other malware, is already in use by students in 150 countries. It was launched by professor Avishai Wool and Dan Gittik in cooperation with the Israeli company Check Point Software Technologies, and reached the top ranking in just six months.

It also came in first in cryptography and sixth among all 1,750 online computer courses, according to Tel Aviv University. even outstripping courses by top universities such as Princeton and Stanford.

“Students around the world are looking for the most current and relevant courses,” said Yuval Shraibman, director of TAU Online, the Center for Educational Innovation at Tel Aviv University.

“To our great joy, Israel is considered a leading power in the field of cybersecurity, and this new course, therefore, attracts many young people who want to train in information security.”

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