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Cybera is hosting a webinar on “A day in the life of a CISO”

By Admin / Nov 24, 2022

To increase shared cybersecurity learning and discussion opportunities within Alberta’s education sector, Cybera will begin hosting a series of online webinars and conversations, beginning next month. On December 8 at 1:30 pm MT, Cybera will host a 90-minute panel discussion on “A day in the life of a CISO”. Three […]

First cohort of the Applied Data Science Lab gets underway

By Graham Sucha / Oct 27, 2022

Cybera has launched its first cohort of the Applied Data Science Lab, which gives Alberta companies and budding data scientists the chance to trial a real-world data exploration project. This work integrated learning program has paired eight emerging data scientists with two Alberta based businesses to carry out a six-month […]

Cybera’s new portal to the future

By Joe Topjian / Oct 3, 2022

Cybera had been using a network management system called CMDB for over a decade. This is where we keep track of the network connection details for each of our members and upstream providers. CMDB originated at BCNET, our National Research and Education Network (NREN) partner next door. Cybera’s NREN architecture […]

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 […]

Long awaited router change doubles Cybera’s network capacity

By Joe Topjian / Sep 12, 2022

This summer, Cybera’s network team replaced our Calgary router (which had tirelessly served us and our members for over a decade) with a new one, effectively doubling our network capacity, increasing throughput, and creating a more orderly network system. But getting to this moment has been a looooong time coming. […]

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 […]

Saying farewell to Cybera VP, Barton Satchwill

By Meagan Hampel / Jun 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,” […]

City of Edmonton launches city-wide access to eduroam

By Meagan Hampel / Jun 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cybera moving to four-day work week over the summer

By Meagan Hampel / Jun 13, 2022

This summer, in an effort to promote our staff’s wellbeing and create a better work-life balance, Cybera will be piloting a four-day workweek. This means we will shift our working hours to Monday-Thursday, and close the office every Friday from July 8 to August 26. Cybera’s mission is to connect […]

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 […]