Cybersecurity

Cybera has always worked to ensure its cloud and networking services are as secure as possible, but now, we are amplifying these efforts.

Cybera services

Virtual Firewall Service

sharedCISO

Virtual Firewall Service

The Virtual Firewall Service alleviates the cost and time-consuming issue of hosting and maintaining firewall equipment by offering a virtual alternative.

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Shared Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Post-secondary institutions in Alberta are sharing the use of a single CISO to aid in the design and implementation of their security programs.

This initiative has been operated by Cybera since March 2019.


Services offered in partnership with national initiatives

SIEM

Joint Security Project

Building upon the successful pilot program, this project is developing a community of specialists to strengthen the overall security of Canada’s universities, colleges, and research institutions.

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Security Information and Event Management

Canada’s 13 provincial, territorial and federal partners in the National Research and Education Network (NREN) are collaborating on a new security platform to coordinate protection of this critical infrastructure.

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Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre

The goal of the CanSSOC project is to investigate the creation of a specialized cyber security incident and threat detection centre focused on the higher education sector.

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Services offered in partnership with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) 

D-Zone Anycast

Cybera has partnered with CIRA to offer its members free access to D-Zone Anycast DNS.

This service is useful for larger public and education institutions in the province that run their own .ca domain, and are at risk of DDoS attacks.

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D-Zone DNS Firweall

Cybera is also working with CIRA to promote this DNS-based firewall solution.

The firewall blocks malicious software, as well as communications that contain malicious code.

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Alberta Post-Secondary Cybersecurity Initiative

Alberta’s 26 post-secondary institutions are collectively sharing information and strategies to enhance security and privacy.

Facilitated by Cybera, this collaboration will:

  • Benchmark current and future needs in Alberta
  • Identify opportunities for shared technical skills and infrastructure investment
  • Build a community approach to addressing next-generation threats and problems


As well as the initiatives listed above, we are committed to:

  • Exploring open-source cybersecurity solutions for Cybera's network and services.
  • Working with the Government of Alberta to build shared cybersecurity frameworks and initiatives.
  • Increasing the maturity of Alberta education facilities' security posture, creating a minimum defense layer across the province.
  • Continuing to develop our in-house expertise.

Want to find out more? Contact Cybera's security team.