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Digital Forensics

Uncover the truth and make informed decisions in litigation and corporate investigations 

Digital investigations can be highly stressful due to the complexity of navigating the ever-evolving digital landscape and the potential risks to sensitive data. Uncovering the truth and making informed decisions is crucial but can be daunting without the right expertise and resources.

MNP's Digital Forensics and Investigative Services team will preserve, analyze, and report on computer evidence to standards required for criminal or civil proceedings. Our digital forensic services include full forensic acquisition of all electronic devices, analysis of device content by keyword searching, recovery of deleted data, email analysis and production, image review, as well as compiling internet history activity.

Digital investigations are performed to examine evidence in matters such as:

  • Corporate espionage
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Fraud
  • HR issues
  • Insider trading
  • Online defamation
  • Forensic accounting investigations
  • Cyber breaches

Our approach

Identify and preserve your digital data, examine and analyze facts and evidence, and present concise and accurate findings to give you the upper hand in investigations.

We continually enhance our methods to ensure we provide the most comprehensive and reliable results possible.

Support at every stage of the investigation lifecycle

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Before an investigation

  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • Background and OSINT (Open Source) Investigations
  • Incident response capability review
  • Forensic strategy assessments

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During an investigation

  • System and device forensic examination
  • Litigation support
  • Online and social media investigations
  • Cyber incident support

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Post-investigation

  • Case reviews
  • Expert witness testimony
  • On-going litigation support and consulting
  • User awareness training

Solutions for Your Success

Get the tools, expertise, and support you need to solve workplace disputes, such as:

  • Fraud

    Find and capture the data you need to prove or challenge an allegation. Our team will equip with modern tools to identify fraud-risk areas and develop a mitigation plan. 

  • Intellectual property theft and copyright infringement

    Protect your trade secrets and determine whether key information has been compromised.  Our digital forensics and investigative specialists understand the best practices and have the tools to handle and solve cases of IP theft in your organization. 

  • Contract disputes

    Gather the support you need to prove misconduct, breach of contract and win your case in court. Our digital forensics team will help you collect and analyze the evidence required to support your claims.

  • Employment law cases and wrongful dismissal allegations

    Build a strong case against claims of wrongful termination, non-disclosure agreements, and other employment-related allegations that may arise within your organization. 

    Insights

    • Confidence

      June 07, 2023

      Discovering IP theft is a collaborative effort

      In an article for Canadian Lawyer, MNP’s Ryan Duquette discusses how digital forensics experts and their clients must work together to identify IP theft.

    • Confidence

      May 02, 2023

      What HR professionals need to know about conducting an internal investigation into employees’ digital activity

      Investigating an employee’s digital activity? Read our summary before you begin to discover the top considerations HR professionals need to keep in mind. 

    • Confidence

      December 22, 2023

      Complex personal injury claims: How lawyers can address financial complexities during every step of the process

      How can you calculate the damages when a business owner experiences a personal injury?  Discover the key considerations to address at every step of a dispute.

    Contact our Digital Forensics Team

    Ryan Duquette

    Partner, National Leader – Digital Forensics

    Ryan is MNP’s National Leader of Digital Forensics, with the firm’s Forensics and Litigation Support Service Group in Toronto. With more than two decades of digital forensics, investigations and cybersecurity experience, Ryan provides clients with litigation support, as well as helping with cyber incident responses, fraud matters and technology risks. A former police officer focusing on cybercrime and fraud matters, he works closely with his clients to investigate workplace incidents and civil litigation concerns, including intellectual property theft, human resources investigations, and data breaches.

    Ryan is frequently consulted as a subject matter specialist. A licensed private investigator and a regular presenter at fraud, digital forensics, cybersecurity and investigative conferences worldwide, he has been qualified as an expert witness on many occasions.

    Ryan earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in sociology at the University of Toronto and a Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Forensic Management at Champlain College. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), and Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist (CEECS). He is a member of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.

    Ryan is a board member with the Mississauga Food Bank, a mentor for the University of Toronto and for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of Humber College’s Protection, Security and Investigations Program Advisory Committee.