Tel Aviv University’s online cybersecurity course – free and already viewed by users in 150 countries – has taken the top spot in the world among the online courses available in the field.
Launched in December 2019 by Prof. Avishai Wool and Dan Gittik with the help of the Israeli company Checkpoint, the online course “Unlocking information security,” reached number one in six months.
It also came in first place in cryptography courses and sixth among 1,750 online computer courses, surpassing renowned courses from universities such as Stanford and Princeton, according to a statement from Tel Aviv University.
“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.”
The ranking was done by the Class Central website, which coordinates assessments of online university training platforms around the world.