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

Investigating an employee’s digital activity

By Ryan Duquette . You’ve been asked to review the digital activity of an employee. Read more

Touchstone Digital Forensics now part of Hexigent Consulting

Touchstone Digital Forensics is now part of Hexigent Consulting , which will provide continued excellence in digital analysis and cyber security. Read more

Four things to consider when working with digital investigators

By Ryan Duquette . Here at Hexigent, we’re driven by our passion for digital forensics and investigations. We love providing services that allow our clients to make truly informed decisions. With that in mind, we wanted to give you an idea of what happens when you contact us and are looking for some support. The subject matter may differ, however, the four key elements that drive effort estimates and timelines are listed below: Read more

Lack of resources does not equal lack of evidence

By Ryan Duquette . We were recently called to assist a local law enforcement (LE) agency with recovering a video that had been deleted from a DVR system. Officers had originally viewed the video of an assault that took place, but by the time they went back to retrieve the video it was not longer available to be viewed/exported in the DVR program. Read more

SCC trial timelines raise questions about digital forensics

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) strict time limits for trials in Jordan raise the question of whether police forces will be able to handle the increasing demand for digital forensics, says Rich Patterson, CEO of Touchstone Digital Forensics. Read more

Digital forensics experts: the first line of response

The airport shootings in Florida on Jan. 6 is the type of case where digital forensics experts would likely have swooped in quickly to analyze the electronic devices of the suspect to determine whether the violence was part of a terrorist plot, says Rich Patterson, CEO of Touchstone Digital Forensics. Read more

When litigation looms, calling the IT department could cost millions

When a crisis happens within a company involving corporate espionage, inappropriate emails or other allegations, executives tend to turn to their information technology (IT) people for help in tracking down the data, but it’s really a digital forensics specialist that’s needed to ensure a proper analysis, says Rich Patterson, CEO of Touchstone Digital Forensics. Read more

Touchstone Digital Forensics provides in-depth analysis

Touchstone Digital Forensics provides in-depth analysis of computers and hand-held devices for lawyers, financial institutions, law enforcement and others for a wide range of matters across Canada, says the company’s CEO Rich Patterson. Read more