Hexigent Consulting

Hexigent Consulting
Hexigent Consulting
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Hexigent Consulting provides digital investigation services to clients such as law firms, businesses and law enforcement, as well as assistance with cyber security for organizations of all sizes.

In its work with law firms, Hexigent handles digital investigations and litigation in a range of practice areas, including family law cases, insurance and other types of fraud, intellectual property theft, cyberbullying and insider trading. In addition, the company provides assistance with a wide range of matters, including cyber breaches, corporate espionage and human resource issues. 

On the cyber-security side, Hexigent advises law firms how to protect confidential and sensitive data. They consult with organizations to protect against cyber breaches and other digital threats, including phishing attacks, ransomware, corporate espionage, and intellectual property theft. They provide support and advice for boards and senior management, as well as technical services to identify, assess, design and implement appropriate cyber security controls. 

As a licensed private investigator agency, Hexigent’s founders hold Level II Canadian security clearance, and are both investigators and digital forensic examiners.

Ryan Duquette, founder and principal of Hexigent Consulting, has a background in law enforcement, working on digital forensic and fraud-related cases. Graduating from Champlain College with a Master of Science in digital forensics management, Mr. Duquette is a presenter at international conferences and teaches digital forensics at the University of Toronto.

Jason Green, principal of Hexigent Consulting, has spent more than 25 years working in digital investigations and cyber security for private and public-sector clients. He has handled investigations and digital forensics, as well as incident response and cyber security teams in North America and Europe.

As of July 2017, Touchstone Digital Forensics is part of Hexigent Consulting, which will continue to provide digital analysis and cyber security.

Hexigent Consulting In The News
Duquette to discuss cyber security in the workplace

Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting , will appear on   Rudner Law ’s Fire Away to address cyber security and the digital activity of ... Read more

Collaboration between lawyers, forensic team can reduce time, cost

Innovation in the consumer space has created a breadth and diversity of electronic evidence never seen before, but there are a few ways legal practitioners can work more closely ... Read more

Due diligence: law firms vulnerable to privacy breaches

The people whose privacy was breached when a hacker stole information about Ontario Cannabis Store customers from Canada Post  could face problems crossing the border into ... Read more

Cyber-hygiene tips help lawyers add value

Lawyers are in the perfect position to help their clients grasp some of the basics of cybersecurity, says  Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent ... Read more

Protection from phone scams

By Ryan Duquette A recent report states that by next year almost half of the calls we receive on our mobile devices will be scam calls. These types of phone scams have been ... Read more

Cyber insurance helps defray data breach costs

Many companies are not prepared for upcoming changes to Canada’s privacy law that will require them to report data breaches within a prescribed time, says Jason ... Read more

Knowledge is power in fighting cybercrime

As the battle against cybercrime heats up, it is increasingly important for law enforcement agencies to collaborate with skilled specialists in the private sector, says Ryan ... Read more

Extortion emails containing your username and password

By Ryan Duquette In the last few days, we have had many concerned people contact us in relation to an email they had recently received. For some, this particular email ... Read more

Police backlog of digital evidence and public-private partnerships

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to private companies to help them cope with the backlog of digital investigations, says Ryan Duquette, principal of ... Read more

Privacy controls and impact on accessing digital evidence

Life is about to get more complicated for litigators seeking digital evidence as privacy controls grow tighter to meet consumer demand, says Jason Green, principal of Hexigent ... Read more

Digital investigation tools keeping pace with tech advancements

Digital advancements are progressing so rapidly that it can be difficult for those conducting forensic investigations to keep on top of developments, says Ryan Duquette, principal ... Read more

Open source intelligence going mainstream: Duquette

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) gathering is going mainstream, says  Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting . While much of ... Read more

How Google is getting your information, and what to do about it

By Ryan Duquette Recently, Fox News aired a video about how Google is tracking our every move. Since this video aired, we've had a number of inquiries asking how Google ... Read more

Hexigent opens new Vancouver office

TORONTO — March 6, 2018 — As the need for (and the scope of) focused digital investigations and effective cyber security continues to expand, so does Hexigent. ... Read more

Simple ways to scan any email to keep yourself from being a victim

By Ryan Duquette Check the TIPC: Timing/Intent/Person/Content If you are anything like me, you are overwhelmed with emails each and every day. It is getting ... Read more

Digital investigation FAQs

After more than a decade of experience in digital investigations, Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting,  has seen it all. Before founding ... Read more

Crucial to hire a breach coach following a cyberattack

A breach coach can help businesses take a more holistic approach to cybersecurity emergencies, says Jason Green, principal of  Hexigent Consulting , an Oakville-based digital ... Read more

The number one target for credential theft emails

By Ryan Duquette   According to the  Proofpoint 2017 Human Factor Report , Apple ID's are the #1 target for credential theft emails. The other top ... Read more

The impact of mandatory reporting of data breaches

Canadian companies need to brace themselves for upcoming regulations requiring them to publicly report their data breaches, says Jason Green, principal of Hexigent Consulting , ... Read more

Cybersecurity should be top of mind for all

 TORONTO — What is nearly imperceptible, leaks important secrets and can keep Canada's top bankers up at night? A cyberattack. It's not a punch line but a ... Read more

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