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Step Four of building cybersecurity: Identifying your risks

By Brad White / Sep 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 …

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Step three of building cybersecurity: Threats vs Attacks

By Brad White / Sep 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), …

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What is cybersecurity?

By Brad White / Aug 23, 2023

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 …

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

By Meagan Hampel / Jun 26, 2023

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. …

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ShareIT 2022-23 Year in Review

By Admin / May 26, 2023

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 …

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

By Graham Sucha / May 10, 2023

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 …

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

By Meagan Hampel / Mar 23, 2023

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 …

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

By Graham Sucha / Mar 17, 2023

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 …

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