About

Spheric Security Solutions 

The mission of Spheric is to simplify and automate how the full stack of stakeholders from fiduciaries to practitioners engage with cybersecurity activity,

- reducing costs & improving response time & confidence

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    with honors, 1995,
    Concordia University

     

  • Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) 1986, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Aerospace Engineering
     

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) 1984
    University of Toronto: Engineering Science, Aerospace Engineering

Jacques Remi
Francoeur

M.A.Sc., B.A.Sc., MBA

I often ask myself, what a Space material scientist is doing in cybersecurity? Whatever the reason, it may be responsible for the unique approach taken to the problem and therefore the nature of the solution

When the opportunity to jump into the Internet revolution in 1999 occurred with an offer to come to Silicon Valley, I never looked back.  

 

As a consultant in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years, I kept observing the same interpretation pains, tracking pains, the same lack-of-clarity, and confidence in measurements and communication; the reoccurring institutional knowledge-loss, over and over again. The collective industry impact of the pain was significant.

 

The original vision some five years ago - security situational awareness, the idea was to see all your security in different colors and travel through it at different levels of detail, see the connections. It took two years and a 1st generation Shield to clearly identify the problem to be solved -  how to uniquely and unambiguously articulate a security control. 

The high number and variety of security control frameworks authored by diverse organizations such as Standards Development Organizations and Regulators around the world on the same classes of controls are beyond human's ability to track and manage. The ambiguity of the worded form of security controls is responsible for significant reoccurring efforts to define, understand, correlate, evaluate and communicate one's state of control, measured against one framework, to another. 

There is finally another option!