eduroam comes to the Calgary Airport

By Admin | October 31, 2023

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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Data science interns take a “trip” to Vertical City

By Zach Morrison | October 24, 2023

With exaggerated hand gestures, data science intern Aldebaran Saldaña comedically ushers me in and out of a life-size “elevator simulator” — a small, curtained-off rectangle with a monitor mounted in the top right corner. “I feel like a border security officer,” he says. “Passports, please!” Rishabh Shukla, another intern, shares the system’s findings from behind …

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The trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a k-12 school network analyst

By Zach Morrison | October 10, 2023

Chris Sluggett leads the talented and highly commended Technology Services team at Wolf Creek Public Schools, a school district covering rural communities north of Red Deer. The breadth of responsibility for his team — from enabling online learning, to protecting student privacy, to keeping the lights on — can be overwhelming to outsiders. But it …

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Step five of building cybersecurity: Implementing the CIA triad to combat risks

By Brad White | September 27, 2023

Part 7 of Cybera’s Introduction to Cybersecurity series Confidentiality, integrity and availability — also known as the CIA or AIC triad — is a model designed to guide policies and actions to build information security within an organization. Confidentiality The National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) defines confidentiality as:  “Preserving authorized restrictions on information …

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Step Four of building cybersecurity: Identifying your risks

By Brad White | September 20, 2023

Part 6 of Cybera’s Introduction to Cybersecurity series What are some of the top cybersecurity challenges? Cybersecurity is continually challenged by hackers, data loss, privacy demands, and increased surface attack risks, coupled with the need to constantly evolve security strategies. These strategies must address these external threats, as well as internal pressures from any workforce …

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Step three of building cybersecurity: Threats vs Attacks

By Brad White | September 13, 2023

Part 5 of Cybera’s Introduction to Cybersecurity series In our previous post, we defined “attacks” and “threats”, and provided a comprehensive list of the different threats modern organizations typically face. In this post, we’ll focus on attacks. What is an attack? While threats are not always intentional (e.g. natural disasters), an attack is an intentional, …

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