Ryan Duquette (HBA 1999)

Ryan Duquette, HBA'99

Founder and Partner, Hexigent Consulting

Classes Without Quizzes speaker, Ryan Duquette, says he first got "the computer bug" when he played Pong, a rudimentary video game simulating tennis, on a friend's Commodore VIC-20 home computer. "That led to me getting my own Commodore 64 and, as they say, 'the rest is history,'" he jokes.

Duquette is passionate about digital forensic investigations and with keeping others from being victimized. He's a seasoned digital forensic examiner with many years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. He took his zest for “focusing on the facts” from his days in law enforcement and founded Hexigent Consulting, a firm focusing on digital investigations, cyber security consulting services and litigation support. Duquette works closely with clients involved in workplace investigations and civil litigation matters including intellectual property theft, HR investigation and data breaches. During his days in law enforcement, he conducted digital investigations on a variety of criminal cases including homicide, child pornography, fraud, missing persons, and sexual assault cases.

He is a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto teaching digital forensics, is a licensed Private Investigator, holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics Management, and several digital forensics and fraud certifications. Duquette is a director for the Toronto chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, has been qualified as an “expert witness” on numerous occasions, and is a frequent presenter at fraud, digital forensics, cybersecurity and investigative conferences worldwide.

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