07/11/00 RMIUG Meeting
The Tuesday, July 11th meeting of the
Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG)
will feature Rob Kolstad talking about the
bleeding edge of Internet Security: Cyber
Terrorism. Come hear what happens when stealthy
hackers use their tools to push the limits
of security at important sites.
Join entertaining speaker Rob Kolstad
as he takes you on a tour of a world in
which cyber-terrorism can (and does!) take
place. From resources we all depend on to
an orchestrated attack on our national infrastructure,
this talk shows the underpinnings and terrible
results of such attacks.
Rob Kolstad resides in Colorado Springs,
Colorado and was recently Program manager
at the SANS Institute, a distributed organization
dedicated to education and research in system
administration, networking, and security.
He recently completed the automation of
a distance-learning system that can accommodate
tens of thousands of students in a multi-media
environment while customizing instruction
for each of them individually. Rob is a
former member of the USENIX board of directors
and continues to edit the USENIX newsletter,
;login:. An expert on perl and many facets
of system administration, Kolstad is also
the coach of the USA Computing Olympiad,
the pre-college programming team that represents
the USA at international events.
As always, plenty of time will be allocated
for interactive Q&A, so bring plenty of
questions and be ready for an interactive
discussion filled with lively debate, argumentation,
& new ideas.
URL's of interest:
The meeting is Tuesday, July 11th from
7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start
for refreshments and informal networking).
The meeting will be held at The National
Center for Atmospheric Research at 1850
Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, which is located
on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up
the hill, right under the Flatirons. For
door-to-door driving direction, go to MapQuest
), click on Driving Directions, enter your
starting address, NCAR's address, and voila!
Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door,
and ask the guard to point you to meeting,
which is held in the main auditorium, right
off the lobby. The meeting is free and open
to the public, but we may pass the hat to
help defray expenses.
Our meeting location seats about 120 people.
That is usually enough room to accommodate
all attendees, but it's impossible for us
to predict how many people will show up
for any given meeting. Seating is always
on a first-come, first serve basis, and
in the event of more attendees than seats,
we won't be able to admit additional people
into the auditorium after all seats are
RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support
from XOR Network Engineering ( http://www.xor.com
) for administration of RMIUG's electronic
discussion lists & web site. Thanks also
to Interliant ( http://www.interliant.com
) for sponsorship of refreshments for our
Consultants and companies are invited
to bring Internet-related Product information,
brochures, and business cards which will
be displayed on an information table.
There are email mailing lists set up for
this group. To subscribe Or unsubscribe,
You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive"
Committee at email@example.com.
Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/
Tentative schedule of upcoming 2000 RMIUG
- Sep 2000 - "SPAMfest 2000" - Unsolicited
email: Who, What, Why, How, and Guerilla
Methods to Fight it (on and off the RMIUG
- Nov 2000 - Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About XML (but were afraid to
ask via email for fear of being flamed...)
(To suggest a topic, send your idea to