Mar 14, 2021 – SIG-Computing: Is Cyber Security Really Important?; SIG-Linux: AntiX and Puppy Linux Distros

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

We will be using zoom for this meeting. This link will be active on day of meeting.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please join the meeting about 1:00 PM or later.

Members will also receive an e mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log on to the meeting.

Election of the Chairperson for SIG Computing and SIG Linux will be conducted by voice vote. All members are eligible to nominate suitable candidates. If you are interested, please let us know at the meeting.

When: Sunday, Mar 14, 2021, at 1:15 P.M. (Daylight Saving Time Today!)
Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice.

SIG-Computing Topic: Is Cyber Security Really Important?

Presented by Norbert “Bob” Gostischa

Join Bob Gostischa as he guides us towards secure Cyber Security practices. 

Paying attention to Cyber Security is more important today than it has ever been. COVID-19 has exposed many more vulnerabilities than in prior years. More of us are now working from home, many children are learning from home, and many of us have added more IoT devices to make our lives easier. These devices present their own dangers which need to be addressed. 

Bob points out the dangers and offers suggestions that will aid in keeping you secure. Using the right programs and apps can help keep you safe and secure as well as reduce your privacy exposure. Using free programs and apps whenever possible to accomplish this goal is an added bonus and this presentation includes information on many recommended free programs.  

Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, after a successful career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiastic IT security expert, most notably for Avast; the creator of Avast Antivirus software. Bob has been helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004. He has contributed over 44,000 forum interactions.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Mar14, 2021 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice. Click on link shown above.

SIG-Linux Topic: AntiX and Puppy Linux Distros

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Sharan will share details of AntiX and Puppy Linux distros this month.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice. Click on link shown above.

When: Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.

2 thoughts on “Mar 14, 2021 – SIG-Computing: Is Cyber Security Really Important?; SIG-Linux: AntiX and Puppy Linux Distros”

  1. The March SEMCO Meetings (except SIG-Programming) were recorded. Below are links to the video recordings:
    Board: Recording lost due to technical issues.
    General Meeting: Not recorded.

    Slides were used in the March meetings. Below is a link to PDF a file of the slides:
    SIG-Computing slides: Not available.
    SIG-Linux slides:

  2. The following is excerpted from an e-mail from our Sunday, March 14,2021 presenter Bob Gostischa:

    Please find instructions to successfully install Avast and other helpful links and tips at:
    Don’t forget to scroll down to see all (3 pages) of the information.
    If you found this presentation helpful, please let your friends in other clubs know that it’s available free of charge and without any strings attached.
    If you’re truly ambitious, letting Eva at Avast know what you thought of the presentation would also be nice. ( If you didn’t like it, it’s still OK to let her know that too. )
    You can contact her at Please put Bob’s Security Seminar in the Subject line.
    (Attach a CC to me: Thanks)
    You’ll find an entry about today’s presentation on my Blog,
    If you’re interested, here is a video of this presentation that was recorded on 2/16/2021. ( You may notice some differences since I constantly update the information as current information becomes available. No two presentations are ever exactly alike. (Some days I do a better job than others.)
    Warmest regards, stay well, and I hope we’ll meet in-person next time,


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