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Free webinar will look at IT asset management and cost optimization

By Admin / Jun 2, 2020

Geared to Canadian CIOs and IT heads, this event will review ways to audit (and rationalize) your organization's IT assets. With every passing year, it becomes more challenging to assess and optimize current IT assets. Leaders are facing increasing demands for technology-delivered capabilities, and less organizational tolerance for an IT asset that …

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Alberta Innovates announces results from COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon

By Admin / May 21, 2020

Edmonton, Alberta – The COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon (hackathon), a partnership between CYBERA and Alberta Innovates, has wrapped up. 120 individuals and teams participated in the hackathon. 20 final submissions were made giving their best ideas on how to flatten the COVID-19 curve or promote economic recovery. Participants used data to …

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Alberta-led project seeks to detect powerful neutrinos off the coast of BC

By Meagan Hampel / May 13, 2020

“They’re messengers of the most interesting things that happen in the Universe.” This is how Dr. Carsten B. Krauss, Director of the Centre for Particle Physics at the University of Alberta, describes high-energy neutrinos. “Neutrinos come from the explosions of stars, and possibly from other sources, like the environment around …

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Cybera’s response to CRTC consultation on barriers to deploying broadband

By Imran Mohiuddin / May 11, 2020

Last week, Cybera submitted a response to the CRTC’s Notice of Consultation 2019-406: Call for comments regarding potential barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas in Canada. In 2018, the CRTC finalized the Broadband Fund, a $750 Million investment over five years to fund broadband-capable networks across Canada. Its …

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Improving access to clean water around the world through machine learning

By Meagan Hampel / May 6, 2020

In 2018, Cybera’s Data Science for Albertans team partnered with local startup Synauta on a two-week pilot. At the time, founder Dr. Mike Dixon shared an office space with Cybera, and we learned about his new company over conversations in the shared kitchen. We jointly realized there was an opportunity …

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Cybera and Alberta education institutions expand collaborative partnership

By Admin / Apr 28, 2020

Working with the Alberta Association for Higher Education Information Technology, Cybera will expand the learning, cybersecurity, and purchasing power of the province’s education sectors. In a move that will increase the technology capabilities of Alberta’s educational institutions, while reducing costs, the Alberta Association for Higher Education Information Technology (AAHEIT) has …

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New white paper addresses the connectivity crisis in Alberta

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 16, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the connectivity issues faced by rural Albertans. There is an opportunity for the provincial government, and large internet service providers (ISPs), to work together to fix this problem, now. Our policy team has developed a white paper highlighting the current need in the province, …

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Open source “password sniffer” fights back against online phishing

By Meagan Hampel / Apr 14, 2020

The Canadian Security Information and Event Management initiative, which launched in 2019, has brought together security analysts from across the National Research and Education Network (NREN) to share information and best practices, and collaborate on new cybersecurity tools. One of the more interesting tools they recently implemented was from an …

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Research proves the connectivity barriers faced by Indigenous communities are very real, and very limiting

By Admin / Mar 30, 2020

The ConnectIN project was a two-year pilot project evaluating the internet connectivity in First Nations communities in BC, Alberta and Manitoba. Led by three First Nations’ regional technology organizations, and facilitated by Cybera, the goal of this project was to better assess gaps in infrastructure and services. ConnectIN wrapped up in February …

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COVID-19 update: Network and cloud resources available to Albertans

By Admin / Mar 13, 2020

Cybera and its partners in Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) are working to ensure that our infrastructure continues to support the needs of Canadian research and education communities as the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves. Our network teams are on alert and sharing information as they monitor network operations …

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