September 16, 2004
"Online Security: Let's Be Careful Out There."

The Thursday, Sept 16th meeting (NOTE: This is different than the typical second Tuesday of the month) of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will feature a panel discussion called "Online Security: Let's Be Careful Out There."

Consider these facts:
>> 20 minutes is the average that a Windows based PC
lasts before it's compromised according to data from
the Internet Storm Center.

>> $168 per employee is how much American corporations
lose because of SPAM (according to Ferris research).

>> The US government's Computer Emergency Readiness
issued a warning strongly suggesting that users of
Microsoft's Internet Explorer switch to another Web
browser, due to "significant vulnerabilities" in
technologies included in IE.

Yikes! It's a scary cyberworld out there! Is our wonderfully connected world becoming too dangerous for the average PC User? What new things are on the horizon and what can businesses and personal computer users do to ready and protect themselves?

Our panel at the next meeting will discuss the latest in Online Security including:
>> What are the latest threats?
>> How are business affected by Online Security Breaches
>> What can we do to protect ourselves?

We are very excited to have Webroot Software as a featured speaker at our meeting. Webroot is a Boulder
based privacy, performance and protection solutions software company whose products include Window Washer,
a product that removes Internet surfing records and Spy-Sweeper, an anti-spyware product. Webroot will
talk about the latest in security threats, the technology behind these threats and how all PC users can be vigilant in protecting themselves.

We will be adding additional speakers shortly.

URL's of interest:
Webroot, http://www.webroot.com

The meeting is Thursday, September 16th 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 (NCAR) at
1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. To get to NCAR from
the Boulder Turnpike (US 36) or Broadway (US 93), take
Table Mesa Drive west towards the mountains for
approximately 2.5 miles into the foothills. NCAR is at
the top of the hill. For door-to-door driving
directions, go to MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/),
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

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 filled.

Thanks to our three sponsors who help make RMIUG
meetings happen:
MicroStaff (www.microstaff.com) which provides Creative and Technical Talent
for Web, Interactive Media, Marketing Communications and Software
Development projects, is the sponsor of food and beverages for RMIUG

ONEWARE (http://www.ONEWARE.com) -- a Colorado-based software company that provides semi-custom web-based applications, sponsors the RMIUG meeting

Copy Diva (http://www.copydiva.com) which provides
marketing project management, marketing communications
consulting, and web content development is the AV
sponsor for RMIUG.

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, see http://www.rmiug.org/maillist.html You can also reach the
RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our web site is at

Please note that RMIUG is hosted at NCAR and we are their guests. NCAR has security regulations in effect
that we must follow in order to use the facility. If any RMIUG attendee is unwilling to follow these simple
regulations, I would ask that he or she not attend and instead read the minutes after the meeting.

Here are the NCAR security policies that must be followed:

1. No weapons.
2. Must sign in at front desk and provide name.
3. Cooperate with security folks including providing ID if requested.
4. We are guests of NCAR so cooperation and courtesy are expected when dealing with NCAR staff.

If there are any questions or concerns with this policy, please contact me directly. Thanks, Josh Zapin

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