Ben Hitchcock

Ben Hitchcock is a Senior Investigator with over 27 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Starting his service in patrol/investigations in Richmond, BC and Pond Inlet, Nunavut. From there he
moved to Digital Forensics serving in the Integrated Technological Crime Unit (BC) for 14 years. Ben
provided digital forensic support for many crime types including Child Sexual Exploitation, Homicides,
Federal and National Security Operations. The last position Ben held was the NCO i/c of National
Security/Federal Operations and Cybercrime Investigations, which provided both technical and
investigational experience.

Ben’s current assignment is with Canada’s National Cybercrime Coordination Centre (NC3) and he is
Canada’s Cybercrime Liaison Officer to the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) at Europol, The
Hague, Netherlands.

Ben holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Computing
and Cybercrime Investigations. He was instrumental in the creation of the Digital Field Triage
Program within Canada, and authored a paper on this initiative that was published for the Digital
Forensics Research Workshop (Europe).

To follow the ethos of J-CAT, Ben believes that “No one Country can fight Cybercrime alone”.
Cybercrime knows no boundaries, only by working together across all sectors, both domestically and
internationally, will we be able to bring those responsible to justice.

Sessions with Ben Hitchcock

Ben Hitchcock