Cyber Security

At FiveStar Cyber Security our mandate is to provide cybersecurity consulting services tailored specifically to the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.)

Our mission is to ensure small to mid-sized businesses have access to the cybersecurity knowledge and services that will enable them to protect themselves from cyber threats and thereby earn customer trust in both the local and global marketplace.

Objectives

  • Raising the awareness of cyber-crime in the small to medium-size business space.

  • Providing right-sized cybersecurity consulting and services to SMEs, ensuring they have the information and tools that meet their unique cybersecurity needs at a price point that is not cost-prohibitive.

 To learn more about our services or to arrange for a cybersecurity assessment, Contact Us

Owner / Director: Boyd Sharpe

Boyd has been an IT educator, developer, analyst, project manager and manager for over 25 years. In addition to his role as Director of Cyber Security for Fivestar Cyber Security, he is currently the manager of IT Business Services and interim Manager of Cyber Security and Risk Management at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Operations Manager: Scott Houquard

Scott started his career in the IT industry as a web developer and database administrator. After several years working for Xwave in New Brunswick, he transitioned to the military where he worked as a Hercules pilot / Aircraft Captain before electing for semi-retirement this year. During his military career, he continued developing his IT skills and has worked the past 5 years as a Search and Rescue Coordinator. He currently works part-time for the Canadian Armed Forces while managing our cybersecurity division. His attention to detail and ability to focus under pressure make him uniquely qualified to support our cybersecurity response team.

IT Analyst: Saira Tuscano

Saira has a B.A. in Information Technology and will be completing her Masters of Engineering in Internetworking at Dalhousie University by October 2021. We look forward to growing with her as she becomes a key player in the Atlantic Canadian cybersecurity industry. There is currently a 4.5 million employee shortage in the cybersecurity field in North America. We are lucky to have her!

Business / Data Analyst: Eric Figer

Eric has a B. A. in Computer Science and a Masters of Health Informatics. He has worked for the Nova Scotia Health Authority as a systems analyst and decision support business intelligence analyst. But from what we have seen in working with him over the past 3 years, he can do anything.

Cyber Security Awareness Training

Almost all data breaches are caused by a mistake somewhere in the organization. So if you want to keep your organization secure, your employees need to know what they’re doing. We will provide your staff with access to industry-standard materials to educate them on the threats of cybercrime, as well as the actions they can take to keep themselves and your company safe. Additionally, upon request, we can provide in-person or virtual education sessions for your staff.      

A key component of effective cybersecurity training is regular phishing and spear-phishing campaigns run against your staff. We can work with you to target your staff with mock phishing attacks to determine if your staff have understood the training materials and implemented the good practices to keep your company safe.

Cyber Insurance

Even the most experienced IT professionals agree that cyber-attacks and security breaches are inevitable. Planning, deployment of security measures, and policymaking may provide a form of assurance, but it is important to have an extra layer of protection for your enterprise so you can counteract unforeseen security breaches in your enterprise. Few small to medium-sized businesses have the resources required to weather a serious cyber attack. 45 percent of businesses who experience a ransomware attack are out of business in under a year. Cyber insurance is a must if you want to improve your company's likelihood of surviving a cyber attack.

Our cyber insurance partner currently has more than 10,000 customers who have insured over $12 billion of their risk. In addition to selling insurance, they combine cybersecurity monitoring software and services to prevent and mitigate risks. Not only will they ensure you against harm by preventing security failures, but will also help you mitigate and recover from attacks when they occur. Resiliency! Buy your insurance through us and get an entire suite of monitoring and detection services that improve your chances of never having to make a claim. 

Cybersecurity

At FiveStar Cybersecurity our mandate is to provide cybersecurity consulting services tailored specifically to the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.)

Our mission is to ensure small to mid-sized businesses have access to the cybersecurity knowledge and services that will enable them to protect themselves from cyber threats and thereby earn customer trust in both the local and global marketplace.

Objectives

  • Raising the awareness of cyber-crime in the small to medium-size business space.

  • Providing right-sized cybersecurity consulting and services to SMEs, ensuring they have the information and tools that meet their unique cybersecurity needs at a price point that is not cost-prohibitive.