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eduroam comes to the Calgary Airport

The Calgary Airport Authority has announced its launch of eduroam, the secure, global Wi-Fi roaming service for students and researchers. Post-secondary students, researchers, and faculty passing through the Calgary International Airport (YYC) now have access to the trusted and secure internet service. This represents the first airport in Alberta (and only the second in Canada) …

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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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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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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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Cross-provincial data breach detected through national cybersecurity collaboration

Imagine your email address and passwords were publicly posted – and you had no idea. This year, security analysts from the National Research and Education Network (NREN) uncovered a collection of emails and passwords from several member institutions in their province posted on a public social media channel, as well as insecure private data from …

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Alberta higher education looks to national cybersecurity opportunities as SecureIT wraps up

The AB SecureIT project — a collaborative effort between Alberta’s 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions and Cybera, the province’s research and education network organization — has successfully concluded. Launched in 2020 with funding from the Government of Alberta, the initiative brought together higher education institutions in the province to strategize ways to share information and …

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Cybera unveils intrusion detection service for Alberta schools and smaller public institutions

Cybera is pleased to launch its third and final offering as part of the new suite of cybersecurity services recently announced for Alberta’s research, education, and public sectors. Miridor is an intrusion detection system that gives organizations connected to Cybera’s network a simple — but detailed — overview of potential indicators of compromise on their …

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Extending the Cybera Security Nexus assessment registration deadline

Cybera members are asked to register for the cybersecurity assessment by September 16, 2022. To ensure maximum participation in a cross-Alberta cybersecurity assessment that will help institutions become more threat resistant, Cybera has extended the deadline to sign up until the fall.  The Cybera Security Nexus was launched in May 2022 to provide expertise and resources …

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

New strategy, services, and the latest from ShareIT It’s been a very busy season for Cybera: we introduced three new security services for members, expanded the ShareIT catalogue, and launched a province-wide data science work integrated learning program. Our new three-year mandate includes big plans for these areas, as well as for our networking and …

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2021-2022 ShareIT Year in Review

The 2021-22 fiscal year surpassed our annual record once again, with $18,767,640 in spending and $15,301,050 in estimated savings!  Continued growth can be attributed to the ongoing expansion of our catalogue and the utilization of new agreements (including a $1,146,319 spend on the recently launched Firewalls Master Agreements).  In addition, ShareIT is excited to announce …

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Cybera Security Nexus will help Alberta institutions plug their security gaps

As part of its new cybersecurity services for Alberta’s research, education, and public sectors, Cybera is pleased to launch the Cybera Security Nexus. This platform provides expertise and resources to help organizations assess, prioritize, and address their cybersecurity and policy gaps. The Nexus offers access to:  An industry recognized IT security assessment framework (available to …

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Introducing our 2022-25 strategy

As part of our commitment to stay nimble and responsive to the needs of Alberta’s public and education sectors, Cybera has launched a new three-year strategic roadmap that includes a greater emphasis on collaboration and skills development. These new focus areas will complement Cybera’s existing network, security, and advocacy initiatives that members have come to depend on. “The past …

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Teaching students data literacy through everyday curricula

The free, interactive platform that has helped over 88,000 students across Canada learn and apply data science skills through their everyday curricula has been renewed for a further two years. With the new funding from the national CanCode program, the Callysto platform will continue its focus on developing responsible digital citizens, while increasing outreach to …

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