Kathy Macdonald began her career as a police officer in 1988, but with the rise of the internet, she recognized that crime and policing would be changed forever and set out to learn everything she could about cybersecurity. Being the Calgary Police Service cyber awareness coordinator and media spokesperson for over 12 years, Kathy has conducted hundreds of interviews and offered safety advice and commentary on technology and cybercrime.

As a professional speaker, author, consultant, and university instructor, Kathy brings investigative experience and a great passion for cybersecurity awareness. Her knowledge of cybercrime prevention has led to a national award and global speaking engagements with law enforcement, the corporate sector, security groups, government, and academia. The information she shares in her speeches and her upcoming book serves to advance national cybercrime strategies, or what she refers to as “predatory cybercrime.”