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About Us

Highwick Associates is a boutique Digital Investigative, Brand and Reputation Protection consulting service, founded in 2008 by 27 year IT, business and security veteran Nicholas (Nick) Braak.

Highwick Associates operates as an “just on or under the radar screen” virtual consultancy and serves clients worldwide from a New York City base of operations.

We provide guidance, hands-on resources and an array of individually tailored investigative, preventative and remedial services. All delivered on a high-trust, secure, confidential and cost-effective basis.

Additional background information and references are provided to clients. Generally we do not outsource or discuss our clients or active projects,


Nick BraakNick (Nicholas) Braak has founded and been involved in multiple startups, consulting and business ventures in Information Security, Technology, Financial and Wealth Management, Virtual Work, International E-Commerce and Social Media.

He has worked directly with and for hundreds of business owners and decision makers in an array of technical, security and advisory roles. He was formerly the President and founder of New York City based Network VAR and Reseller, Tricon Systems Ltd.

In 2005 he had the honor of being selected to perform complex electronic evidence collection for the City of New York Law Department, the subject being the events and aftermath of the World Trade Center attack.

Nick has been interviewed by and quoted in Network Computing, Network Magazine, Small Business Computing, LA Times, Orange County Register, Computer Reseller News, VAR Business, Woman’s Weekly, and more.

In his own words:

“I love working at the risk/reward intersection of the social online world – cybercrime, fraud, social media threats, privacy, reputation and future unknowns.”

“I’m fortunate to be endowed with a strong sense of curiosity, the ability to read and glean information quickly, to see patterns and to connect the dots.”

“For many years I’ve been entrusted with sensitive and important information in multiple ways and situations. Over the last five years I’ve worked on dozens of cases in the areas of Online Reputation, Internet Fraud, Website Intrusions, Online Defamation, Cyber-Stalking, Privacy, Cybercrime, Impersonation and more, for high and low profile clients on four continents.”

Nick can be found on multiple social networks, including LinkedIn, Quora, and Twitter

Nick’s Google+ Profile is here,

Nick curates the ORM & Privacy News Daily and is a frequent and vocal contributor to private and  public professional forums, blogs, twitter and multiple LinkedIn groups.

A more expansive and frequently biography can be viewed on LinkedIn: View Nick Braak's LinkedIn profileView Nick Braak’s profile