Learning today has shifted from face-to-face curriculum to distance learning. Recent advances in distance learning bring major changes in education and educators take different roles in teaching courses. As technology offers a great potential for distance learning, many schools have been adopting this innovative approach. This paper explores a project undertaken by a large US university. We examine a security course that employs a distance learning environment and investigate how this environment affects learners and educators. Our findings indicate that distance learning is not considered a superior teaching method; on the contrary, in many cases, students reported on technical difficulties working with an on-line system. We conclude that further study and research of this method is warranted in order to determine the long-term benefits of using distance learning and to address its many challenges.