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Cybera EXTENDS DEADLINE to APPLY TO its Board of Directors

By Admin / Feb 21, 2023

Cybera has extended the application date for Albertans interested in joining its Board of Directors to March 15. The organization is seeking an outside-the-box thinker — representing Alberta’s diverse education organizations and geographical regions — to help us advance digital thinking, learning, research, and innovation across the province. This board …

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NorQuest and Red Deer Polytechnic join the growing club of eduroam providers in Alberta

By Meagan Hampel / Feb 1, 2023

This past year, two Alberta post-secondary institutions — NorQuest College and Red Deer Polytechnic — joined the global league of campuses offering eduroam connectivity to staff and students. Education roaming (eduroam) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows students and staff from participating institutions to seamlessly (and safely) …

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FALL 2022 Newsletter

By Admin / Nov 30, 2022

New network tools, data science training, and the latest from ShareIT Now that another successful Cyber Summit is under our belts, it’s time to look back at the programs, tools and upgrades Cybera launched in recent months, and remind members what they may have missed out on. See below for …

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New Alberta broadband support to address funding gaps

By Imran Mohiuddin / Sep 26, 2022

Last week, Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish announced the Alberta Broadband Fund, a $36 million allocation of funding to support broadband deployment in Alberta that will begin taking applications this fall. This funding is part of the province’s previously announced $390 million investment in Alberta broadband projects that is being …

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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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