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Cybera launches three cybersecurity services for wider member community

By Admin / Apr 19, 2022

To meet the growing cybersecurity threats faced by Alberta’s research, education, and public sectors, Cybera is launching three new services this spring. The goal is to provide members better insights, tools, and advice on how to detect and protect themselves from malicious activity.  The new services are: Threat Feed for Education …

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Alberta budget and broadband strategy hold promise, but concerns remain

By Imran Mohiuddin / Mar 21, 2022

Last month, Alberta’s Finance Minister Travis Toews tabled the provincial government’s Budget 2022. It builds on a number of commitments outlined in the government’s Alberta Recovery Plan and Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy by introducing a number of investments relevant to advanced education, innovation, and skilled labour development. …

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ALBERTA BROADBAND STRATEGY AIMS TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE BY 2026

By Imran Mohiuddin / Mar 2, 2022

Today, Premier Jason Kenney and Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish released the long-awaited Alberta Broadband Strategy 2022: connecting Albertans, growing the economy. Cybera was pleased to see many of the initiatives we have previously advocated for in the new strategy, which we believe are necessary to create vital connectivity links …

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HackED Beta gives tech “newbs” a chance to try out a hackathon

By Meagan Hampel / Dec 13, 2021

This past November, the University of Alberta’s Computer Engineering Club held its fifth annual HackED Beta — “Alberta’s friendliest beginner hackathon,” of which Cybera was a proud sponsor. The 24-hour coding competition is geared towards beginner programmers who are either in high school or the first two years of post-secondary …

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Data science fellowship helps companies and emerging data scientists flourish

By Graham Sucha / Nov 22, 2021

Last August, Cybera’s Data Science For Albertans (DSFA) team wrapped up its 2021 industry fellowship. This was the third year we offered the program, which provides an opportunity for emerging data scientists to get real-world experience, while assisting local organizations along their data science adoption journey. Five industry partners, from …

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Cybera newsletter — Fall 2021

By Admin / Nov 4, 2021

Cyber Summit is just days away! The annual Cyber Summit will run November 8-10. The conference will kick-off with two half-day workshops: an immersive workshop from Softchoice and AWS on leading your educational institution through its cloud journey, followed by a look at how higher education is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication. …

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Alberta’s public shared procurement program surpasses $30M in savings as more security offerings added

By Admin / Nov 1, 2021

Alberta’s ShareIT public procurement program has passed the spend milestone of $50 million since it was implemented in 2017. This equates to a total estimated savings for its members of +$30 million (over their average education discount rate). This milestone comes as the program adds a variety of new firewall …

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