Preparing your campus for internet-hungry visitors

By Meagan Hampel | January 12, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic, when in-person events have been indefinitely postponed, might seem like a strange time to be planning the IT logistics for large-crowd events. But this is also the perfect time for organizations — particularly ones that normally host several in-person conferences a year — to rethink their IT procedures, in …

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Strengthening Connections In Times of Change

By Delilah Moysich | December 22, 2020

Celebrating Canada’s research and education community – especially now In 2020, the global pandemic meant Canada’s research, education and innovation sector had to pivot quickly. From moving rapidly to remote education delivery at the outset of the pandemic, to focusing new efforts on COVID-19 research and ensuring the security of information across the ecosystem, Canadians …

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Happy Holidays from Cybera!

By Admin | December 17, 2020

(We’re dropping the price of our Internet Buying Group, again) As we head into the holiday season (and finally draw this year to a close!), Cybera is pleased to offer some good news for 2021: we are dropping the price of bandwidth in the Internet Buying Group from $1.30 per Mbps to $1.20 per Mbps. …

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Canada’s new privacy bill – what it means for Canadians

By Imran Mohiuddin | November 19, 2020

This past Tuesday, November 17, the federal government announced it was tabling Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA). This bill represents a significant shift in privacy legislation in Canada. It follows a period of public consultations initiated by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), including last year’s calls for comments on the modernization …

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Seeking civic partners to help host eduroam

By Meagan Hampel | November 16, 2020

Cybera is seeking municipal and library partners in Alberta who are interested in joining a free service that provides instant Wi-Fi access to a large subset of their visitors: eduroam. What is eduroam? Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, global, Wi-Fi roaming service developed by the international research and education community, and available in more …

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Cybera data science consultation opens up opportunities for carbon capture and storage

By Graham Sucha | November 12, 2020

Earlier this year, Cybera’s data science team ran a month-long partnership with carbon, capture, storage and utilization company, CMC Research Institutes. Our objective was to help investigate their carbon injection data, which they had been collecting for about a year. The overall goal was to improve the efficiency of their facility, and mitigate any well …

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The Cyber Summit is a gathering of Western Canada's public, education and start-up technology leaders. The conference features workshops and discussions around the latest digital issues and solutions, and how they impact Canadians.

This November, we're pleased to bring you the 2020 virtual Cyber Summit!

The theme of this year's Cyber Summit is: “What's Next”.

The response to COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of virtual and remote-work technologies throughout the education, public, research, and start-up sectors. As the new digital reality settles in, we must now look to the long-term future. The 2020 Cyber Summit will focus on cross-sector collaborations, and how digital leaders in Western Canada are adapting to the new normal. What tools, methodologies, and philosophies should we all consider — both in the public and commercial sectors — to ensure our organizations are thriving in years to come?

This year's online Summit will take place in the afternoons (1:00 – 4:30 pm MDT) of November 24-26, 2020. We will have more detail on schedule, presenters and workshops in the coming weeks. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at

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