Hexigent Consulting

Hexigent Consulting
Hexigent Consulting
Legal Suppliers

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
Tips for creating a security culture in the workplace

In this age of company secrets sometimes walking out the door with employees, organizations need to heed Ronald Reagan’s 1980s-era motto about nuclear disarmament — trust, but verify, says Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting . Read more

AI, machine learning will revolutionize fraud detection: Duquette

Though artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are still in their infancy, both hold large promise for businesses in the battle against cybercrime and fraud, says  Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting . Read more

Security a high priority for businesses using IOT devices

Security should be top of mind for business owners embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), the interconnection via the web of computing devices embedded in everyday objects that enables them to send and receive data, says  Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting. Read more

Safeguard against 'deep-fake videos:' Duquette

Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting , tells the  CBC  that the proliferation of "deep-fake videos" is a warning to be vigilant about the photographs you post online.  Read more

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 employees. 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 with digital investigators to move matters along in a timely and cost-effective manner, says Jason Green, principal of Hexigent Consulting . 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 the U.S., says  Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting. 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 Consulting. 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. 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 Green, principal of  Hexigent Consulting . 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 Duquette, principal of Oakville-based  Hexigent Consulting . 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.  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 Oakville-based Hexigent Consulting . 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 Consulting . 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 of Oakville-based Hexigent Consulting . Read more

Lawyer Directory
AdvocateTV
Haywood Hunt & AssociatesHexigent Consulting (to remain until August 31/19)DivorcemateFeldstein Family Law (post until May 31/19)Davidson Fraese (post until Sept. 30/19)SJO Legal Burrison Law (post until Sept. 30/19)Williams Family Law Rohan Haté