Security

Cybera and Alberta education institutions expand collaborative partnership

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 voted to join with Cybera’s …

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Open source “password sniffer” fights back against online phishing

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 idea that came out of …

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Alberta post-secondaries come together to fight cybersecurity threats

To combat rising cybersecurity threats to education and research organizations, Alberta’s 26 post-secondary institutions (PSIs) are teaming up to collectively share information and strategies to enhance the security and privacy of their digital assets. Facilitated by Cybera, this first-of-its-kind collaboration will not only save time and money for individual organizations looking to tackle these issues, …

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Looking To Protect Your Students’ Data? Start With Their Login Accounts

Protecting children’s privacy online is a top-of-mind concern for educators. But for the IT administrators tasked with this job, the “hows” of doing so can be complex and multi-faceted. One good place to start is through managing the online accounts that students create to access their learning tools (such as G Suite for Education, Adobe, …

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Canada’s Research and Education Community Strengthens Cybersecurity

Cybera is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the first procurement for a new national Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) infrastructure. The SIEM initiative involves a collaboration of 13 provincial, territorial and federal partners of Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). The proposed solution will enable all partners of the NREN to …

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ShareIT Adds Security Services and Knowledge-Sharing Opportunities

As global hacks and data breaches continue to dominate headlines, Alberta educators are moving to increase the sophistication of their security tools, while collaborating on a joint line of defense. Last month, Alberta’s ShareIT procurement program added security services to its catalogue of offerings. In addition, ShareIT is now offering a learning platform for members …

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Foreshadow: What you need to know about the IaaS vulnerability

Intel recently raised awareness of several new vulnerabilities that affect its hardware processors. The vulnerabilities, known as L1 Terminal Fault, or “Foreshadow”, enable malicious users to obtain sensitive information from a processor's cache that should normally be secured and unaccessible. The Foreshadow series of vulnerabilities is particularly dangerous in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud …

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A behind-the-scenes look at Cybera’s network security activities

In early 2016, we got wind of a potential (distributed denial-of-service) attack on one of our school members. We contacted the network administrator there to investigate what was going on (sometimes it’s simply a case of the school doing a lot of downloading at one time, which means we don’t need to do anything on …

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New virtual firewall services will offer improved digital security to Alberta’s public sector

Two new cloud-based systems from Cybera and CIRA are giving educators “defence in depth”, while improving the cost and flexibility of their online systems The rise and increasing pervasiveness of the internet in our work, education, and play has also led to the rise of malware, spam, and harmful websites. Firewalls are a necessary tool …

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