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 Posts

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

Open source intelligence going mainstream: Duquette

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) gathering is going mainstream, says Ryan Duquette , principal of Oakville-based Hexigent Consulting. 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 manages to do this, and if we have any tips to stop it from happening. Here's the video. 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 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. 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 investigations and cybersecurity firm. 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 , an Oakville-based digital investigations and cybersecurity firm. 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? Read more

Managing cyber risk: how secure is your business?

The ongoing threat to cybersecurity is a concern for every business — large and small — and measures need to be taken to ensure risk is mitigated in the best way possible, says Jason Green, principal of Hexigent Consulting. Read more

Securing intellectual property from internal threats

Businesses work hard to prevent outsiders from stealing their intellectual property, but they often neglect the dangers that lie within, says Ryan Duquette, a co-owner of Hexigent Consulting , an Oakville-based digital investigations and cybersecurity firm. Read more

Mitigating insider threats – is your organization doing enough?

By Ryan Duquette . I recently had a chat with a friend who is fairly senior in a large, well-known software company. Read more

Firm's cybersecurity should be part of its culture

It's vital for firms to develop a culture geared to protecting data and IT systems from external attacks such as ransomware and hackers, says Ryan Duquette , a co-owner of Hexigent Consulting , an Oakville-based digital investigations and cybersecurity firm. Read more

Hexigent Consulting: helping lawyers with their digital needs

With backgrounds in tech-crime policing and enterprise cyber security, the principals of Hexigent Consulting , an Oakville-based digital investigations and cybersecurity firm, offer a two-pronged attack on online crime, preventing it before it happens and finding proof when it does occur. Read more