In the last ten years, the Internet has become an important component of the global economy and security has emerged as a important part of the Information Technology professions. It is clear that universities and colleges must start preparing professionals ready to take on these challenges in the workplace. NSA is actively encouraging universities and colleges to start new courses and programs in information assurance and recently, Pace University was awarded designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by NSA. This ½ day hands-on workshop will very briefly overview basic security issues (e.g. security policies and management, firewalls, host security, cryptography, application security, incident and disaster response, Social Engineering). Participants will learn a number of tools which are used in our introductory courses.