Cross-provincial data breach detected through national cybersecurity collaboration

By Admin | July 27, 2022

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

By Admin | July 6, 2022

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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Saying farewell to Cybera VP, Barton Satchwill

By Meagan Hampel | June 30, 2022

Cybera’s vice president of technology announces retirement After over a decade of leading innovations and digital infrastructure development for Alberta’s public sector, Barton Satchwill is today retiring from his position as Vice President, Technology, for Cybera. “It is with mixed feelings that I announce I am stepping away from Cybera,” says Satchwill. “In my time …

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City of Edmonton launches city-wide access to eduroam

By Meagan Hampel | June 28, 2022

The City of Edmonton has launched eduroam — the secure Wi-Fi service for the global research and higher education community — across 120 locations in the city, giving thousands of higher education staff and students a safe and easy way to connect to the internet. This move puts Edmonton among the top smart cities in …

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

By Admin | June 27, 2022

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

By Admin | June 22, 2022

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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Events

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.

Cyber Summit 2022 will be held November 7-9.

The Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum is an annual gathering of community and government representatives to have a solutions-based conversation surrounding the province’s “digital divide".

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We are matching small-to-medium sized businesses and startups who are looking to adopt data science practices with emerging data scientists who are looking for in-the-field experience.

Cybera hosts data science hackathons that are open to those that want to gain experience and test their skills.

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