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."
>> 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
The US government's Computer Emergency Readiness
issued a warning strongly suggesting that
Microsoft's Internet Explorer switch to
browser, due to "significant vulnerabilities"
technologies included in IE.
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?
panel at the next meeting will discuss the
latest in Online Security including:
>> What are the latest threats?
>> How are business affected by Online
>> What can we do to protect ourselves?
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
will be adding additional speakers shortly.
meeting is Thursday, September 16th from
9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for
and informal networking). The meeting will
be held at
The National Center for Atmospheric Research
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
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
address, NCAR's address, and voila! Park
in the NCAR
lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard
you to meeting, which is held in the main
right off the lobby. The meeting is free
and open to
the public, but we may pass the hat to help
meeting location seats about 120 people.
usually enough room to accommodate all attendees,
it's impossible for us to predict how many
show up for any given meeting. Seating is
always on a
first-come, first serve basis, and in the
more attendees than seats, we won't be able
additional people into the auditorium after
to our three sponsors who help make RMIUG
which provides Creative and Technical Talent
for Web, Interactive Media, Marketing Communications
Development projects, is the sponsor of
food and beverages for RMIUG
-- a Colorado-based software company that
provides semi-custom web-based applications,
sponsors the RMIUG meeting
marketing project management, marketing
consulting, and web content development
is the AV
sponsor for RMIUG.
and companies are invited to bring Internet-related
information, brochures, and business cards
which will be displayed on an
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
firstname.lastname@example.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.
are the NCAR security policies that must
2. Must sign in at front desk and provide
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
there are any questions or concerns with
this policy, please contact me directly.
Thanks, Josh Zapin