DFI Forensics Inc.

DFI Forensics Inc.
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DFI Forensics Inc.
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DFI Forensics Inc. provides digital forensics and cybersecurity services to lawyers, businesses and human resources professionals across Canada.

Based in Langley, British Columbia, with locations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, the company acquires, preserves, and analyzes digital evidence from computers, servers and mobile devices in order to determine facts. It follows strict forensic protocols to ensure the admissibility of evidence in court, if necessary.

DFI's cases typically involve:

  • workplace disputes, including discipline, dismissal, human rights, discrimination and harassment
  • family law, such as evidence to resolve issues of credibility, custody and access, division of assets
  • Anton Piller orders, involving the civil search and seizure of evidence, in which an expert is necessary to assist in the execution of such orders when they relate to computers and smartphones
  • business law matters involving, intellectual property theft, non-competition disputes and non-disclosure agreements
  • analysis of metadata to determine date, time, location, creation and revision evidence in relation to computer files.

Tyler Hatch, founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc., is a certified computer and mobile forensics examiner who was a former practising trial lawyer, making him one of the most unique investigators in the digital forensics community today.

DFI Forensics Inc. Posts

Checklist for hiring a digital forensics investigator

Lawyers hiring digital forensics experts are too often relying on a Google search, then falling for cutesy company names offering geeks or nerds for hire because they don’t understand the field, says B.C. digital forensics investigator Tyler Hatch. Read more

Top five reasons HR professionals should use digital forensics

By Tyler Hatch . HR professionals get involved when employees are disciplined or dismissed for contravening workplace policies . Computers, smartphones, tablets and the internet are incredibly prevalent in the modern workplace and therefore the chances are high that discipline or dismissal will involve the use of technology or the internet in the workplace. Read more

Mobile forensics pro a valuable ally in family law disputes

Smartphones and social media applications help people stay connected, but they can also facilitate online harassment and spying once a relationship breaks down, says Tyler Hatch , founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc . Read more

Are BYOD policies a threat to your business?

Employees can be a business’s most unrecognized threat, and that risk is compounded by company policies that rely on employees to use their own devices for sensitive information and communication, says Tyler Hatch , founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc. Read more

Collecting cellphone evidence requires specialized skill set

Retrieving and preserving potential court evidence from cellphones and other mobile devices requires the specialized skills of a mobile forensics examiner, says Tyler Hatch , founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc. Read more

Our network was hacked — now what?

When a company’s computer network has been hacked, a digital forensic expert should be immediately called in to investigate, says Tyler Hatch , founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc. Read more

Brave new world: navigating privacy breaches

New requirements for businesses to report data breaches to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and alert their clients will not likely result in many fines, says Tyler Hatch , founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc. Read more

DFI Forensics: processing digital crime scenes

Anyone who’s seen police process a physical crime scene on TV has an idea of what DFI Forensics Inc. does for clients, says Tyler Hatch , the company’s founder and CEO. Read more

Using digital forensics when onboarding new employees

By Tyler Hatch . So you’re ready to make an offer of employment to your company’s next great employee or executive. The candidate looks amazing on paper and shined bright during interviews. Read more

Theft of intellectual property in the workplace

By Tyler Hatch . Recent surveys suggest that half of employees admit to stealing intellectual property (IP) from their company when they are fired. Their reasons appeared to range anywhere from wanting to make their former employer look bad out of vengeance to wanting to branch out on their own and start a competing business. Read more