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Cross-provincial data breach detected through national cybersecurity collaboration

By Admin / Jul 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 …

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

By Admin / Jul 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 …

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

By Admin / Jun 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 …

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Extending the Cybera Security Nexus assessment registration deadline

By Admin / Jun 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 …

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

By Admin / Jun 16, 2022

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 …

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Internet experts and leaders share local solutions at the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

By Graham Sucha / Jun 15, 2022

Last month, the Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition (ARCC) hosted its second annual Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum, which brought together community leaders from across the province. The two-day event, held in Sylvan Lake, highlighted the differing  internet access issues faced by many Alberta communities, and evaluated opportunities available through the Government …

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Alberta Innovates grant kickstarts the Applied Data Science Lab

By Graham Sucha / Jun 2, 2022

Alberta Innovates announced today a new series of funding for projects that will support economic growth and innovation in the province’s tech sector. Cybera is pleased to be one of the recipients of the funding for its newly established Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development. The Data Science Lab will build off the …

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2021-2022 ShareIT Year in Review

By Admin / Jun 1, 2022

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, …

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Testing improved data retrieval on Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud

By Meagan Hampel / May 15, 2022

This week, from May 18-20, the annual Mining Software Repositories (MSR) conference is taking place. This annual event brings together global experts in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to explore interesting and actionable ways to improve software development practices. In the lead up to MSR, a hackathon was …

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Cybera Security Nexus will help Alberta institutions plug their security gaps

By Admin / May 13, 2022

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 …

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Introducing our 2022-25 strategy

By Admin / May 5, 2022

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 …

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