What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity…how to eat an elephant one bite at a time Part 2 of Cybera’s Introduction to Cybersecurity series Cyberattacks are on the rise. According to the annual ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) Data Breach Report, there was a 68% increase in reported U.S. data compromises from 2020 -2021. Moreover, breaches related to cyberattacks represented more […]

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Cybera’s Introduction to Cybersecurity Series

Part 1 – Introduction For cybersecurity to be effective within any organization, it needs to be addressed as a continual lifecycle. Every day, new attacks are developed, so existing methods to repel them must be refined and improved. Why is cybersecurity important? Cybersecurity matters to everyone, from governments and large corporations, to small businesses, individual

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

Barreling into summer At the halfway point in Cybera’s 2022-25 strategic plan, we’re proud to say we’ve accomplished over 70% of our goals (see below for more details). Also in this issue: our new corporate video, Cyber Summit early-bird tickets, SANS training discounts for education, and the latest from ShareIT. See below for more details!

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Applied Data Science Lab launches summer cohort 

Cybera’s Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development has commenced its 2023 summer internship program. The group of 16 budding data scientists and four Alberta-based organizations, labeled the “Neutron” cohort, will spend the next four months working on an internal data-related project. Operating in teams of four, the interns will develop a proof-of-concept tool that

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ShareIT 2022-23 Year in Review

To our valued ShareIT members, I want to first express Cybera’s appreciation for your continued support and participation in the AB ShareIT Program. The 2022-23 fiscal year saw a significant growth in both our shared procurement catalogue of offerings, as well as collaboration opportunities. Some highlights of the past year include: In the past year,

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Platform Innovation Centre becomes first innovation specific centre in Western Canada to offer eduroam

The Platform Innovation Centre (Platform Calgary) has become the first incubator and innovation specific space in Western Canada to offer eduroam (education roaming), a global internet access service for the higher education and research sector.  This means any staff or student from an eduroam-enabled institution (which includes thousands of research and education organizations from around

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

Cybera is hiring, and other service updates To keep our operations moving smoothly, Cybera is looking to hire experienced technical / project management staff (see below for more details). Also in this issue: upcoming deadlines for data science consultations and cybersecurity training, a new special interest group offering for the wider post-secondary sector, and details on the

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Cybera supports the spirit of RMA resolution calling for municipal access to Alberta government data

In the lead-up to next week’s Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Spring Convention, Cybera is offering its support for the motion brought forth by Smoky Lake County regarding municipal access to provincial data. In its motion put forward on February 23, Smoky Lake noted that data is vital in supporting informed decision-making by governments at

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Cybera EXTENDS DEADLINE to APPLY TO its Board of Directors

Cybera has extended the application date for Albertans interested in joining its Board of Directors to March 15. The organization is seeking an outside-the-box thinker — representing Alberta’s diverse education organizations and geographical regions — to help us advance digital thinking, learning, research, and innovation across the province. This board member will help guide Alberta’s

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NorQuest and Red Deer Polytechnic join the growing club of eduroam providers in Alberta

This past year, two Alberta post-secondary institutions — NorQuest College and Red Deer Polytechnic — joined the global league of campuses offering eduroam connectivity to staff and students. Education roaming (eduroam) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows students and staff from participating institutions to seamlessly (and safely) connect to the wifi when

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FALL 2022 Newsletter

New network tools, data science training, and the latest from ShareIT Now that another successful Cyber Summit is under our belts, it’s time to look back at the programs, tools and upgrades Cybera launched in recent months, and remind members what they may have missed out on. See below for more details! Cyber Summit breaks

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Cybera is hosting a webinar on “A day in the life of a CISO”

To increase shared cybersecurity learning and discussion opportunities within Alberta’s education sector, Cybera will begin hosting a series of online webinars and conversations, beginning next month. On December 8 at 1:30 pm MT, Cybera will host a 90-minute panel discussion on “A day in the life of a CISO”. Three chief information security officers (CISOs)

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