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UVU To Host Ethics Conference On Computer Security And Search Engines

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February 29, 2012
For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504

Utah Valley University’s Center for the Study of Ethics and its College of Technology & Computing are presenting “White Hats and Black Hats: An Ethics Conference on Computing, Search Engines and Security.” The two-hour conference, set for March 8 at 11:30 a.m. in UVU Library’s fourth-floor Lakeview room, features a keynote presentation by Ash Buckle, the president of SEO.com.

“Search engine optimization as well as computing security are two of the fastest growing areas of employment in the state,” said Ernest Carey, dean of the College of Technology & Computing. “It is important that students know the variety of jobs that might be associated with this field. These are complex areas of computing, and we have classes that can prepare students for these careers.”

In addition to Buckle’s presentation, the conference will include a panel discussion with Buckles; Greg Shuey, vice president of client services for SEO.com; Arlen Card, a UVU professor in digital media; Aaron Willis, a UVU professor in information systems and technology; and Elaine Englehardt, a UVU distinguished professor of ethics.

“Ethics and computing are welded in numerous ways,” Englehardt said. “The Internet lacks governmental regulation, and many companies need to display ethics, respect and integrity in their practices. This conference will explore areas where the public, customers and employees can be harmed by unethical computing practices.”

The conference will wrap up with a question and answer session, and a presentation on computer security by Drew Williams, co-founder of the computer security firm Condition Zebra.

The conference is free and open to the public.

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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