09/13/94 RMIUG Meeting
- Cryptography Panel
The September 13th meeting of the Rocky
Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will
feature a panel discussion on encryption,
cryptography and privacy. A public-key encryption
program called Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
was published by a Boulder resident named
Philip Zimmermann. The program was released
over the Internet in June 1991 as free software
and has had global impact. Thousands of
users worldwide are using the program, and
its release over the Internet spawned investigations
by the US government of violating the law
forbidding the export of encryption systems.
Our expert panel is made up of moderator
Duane Thompson, an encryption user and privacy/encryption
enthusiast, Mike Johnson, a technical expert
in data compression and cryptography, and
Philip Dubois, a computer lawyer representing
Philip Zimmermann. The meeting will include
background information on encryption, and
a discussion of current issues. Attendees
are invited to bring questions for the panel.
The meeting is Tuesday, September 13th
from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30
pm start for informal networking and refreshments).
The meeting will be held at NCAR -- National
Center for Atmospheric Research -- in Boulder,
which is located on the west end of Table
Mesa Drive, up the hill, right under the
Flatirons. Park in the NCAR lot, go in the
main door, and ask the guard to point you
to meeting, which is held in the auditorium.
There is no cost for the meeting. Thanks
to Internet One of Boulder for sponsoring
Consultants and companies are invited
to bring Internet-related product information,
brochures, and business cards which will
be displayed on an information table.
There is close-in parking available at
NCAR for the physically challenged. For
detailed information about NCAR accessibility,
please call NCAR at 429-3340 and talk to
The October meeting will NOT be held on
the customary second Tuesday (ie, not on
Oct. 11th) due to a scheduling conflict
with the room. Date of the meeting to be
announced - stay tuned.
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for this group. General information can
be obtained by sending an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
which will generate an auto-reply that tells
you about the group and how to subscribe.