Summer 2023 Newsletter

Barreling into summer

At the halfway point in Cybera’s 2022-25 strategic plan, we’re proud to say we’ve accomplished over 70% of our goals (see below for more details). Also in this issue: our new corporate video, Cyber Summit early-bird tickets, SANS training discounts for education, and the latest from ShareIT.

See below for more details!

Cybera roadmap update: staying on target

We are now midway through our Strategic Roadmap 2022-25. Looking over the specific goals we set two years ago, our team is pleased with Cybera’s overall progress.

We have successfully begun (and even completed) over 70% of the activities listed within Cybera’s five key pillars.

Learn more about our progress

New corporate video

We get a lot of questions about who Cybera is, and what exactly we do for our community. To show how we support Alberta’s public, education, research, and innovation communities, our team has put together this background video.

Watch Cybera’s new video

Super early-bird tickets for Cyber Summit now on sale

With the Cyber Summit less than five months away, we are pleased to announce a super early bird rate of $199 for members who register before the end of June!

Our first keynote will be author, educator, and celebrated STEM innovator Brian Aspinall. Aspinall is the CEO and founder of Code Breaker Inc, whose mission is to help teachers harness computational thinking, coding, and video games as means for promoting student engagement and success.

Get your tickets for the 2023 Cyber Summit

In Other news

SANS training discounts

Cybera is offering a voucher-based training package to staff within our education member organizations (K-12 and post-secondary). The voucher program provides significant discounts to the SANS cybersecurity catalogue. The deadline to commit to vouchers is July 21, 2023.

Contact for more details

ADSL launches summer cohort

Cybera’s Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development has begun its 2023 summer internship program. Sixteen budding data scientists and four Alberta-based organizations are working together on internal data projects.

Keep reading

ShareIT catalogue has grown to 40 offerings

Highlights from ShareIT’s 2022-23 year in review include four new procurement offerings, a new knowledge-sharing pilot with the Canadian University Council of CIOs (CUCCIO), and and a 19% increase in ShareIT spend in the last fiscal (to $22.3 million).

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Platform YYC joins eduroam

Calgary’s Platform Innovation Centre has become the first incubator and innovation specific space in Western Canada to offer eduroam, a global internet access service for the higher education and research sector.

Keep reading

Cybera is hiring

Cybera is currently looking for a Cybersecurity Project Manager and a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team. The project manager should ideally have product development experience, while the SysAdmin will steward a public cloud migration.

Find out more

Classroom data exercises from Callysto

The Callysto project (facilitated by Cybera and PIMS) has released a new series of data science visualization exercises to help students develop their problem solving skills. The exercises include a history of residential schools, and Canada’s costliest natural disasters.

Find out more

Upcoming events

CCISO certification course

July 10, 2023 – Online

Offered through our Ontario NREN partner (ORION) and available to ShareIT members, the Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) program is designed to bring middle managers up to the level of executive leaders and hone the skills of existing InfoSec leaders.

Learn more and register

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