Kathy Macdonald - Cyber Security, Online Safety Expert - SBC
Kathy Macdonald

Kathy Macdonald

Calgary, Alberta
Online Investigator - Canadian Online Safety, Fraud Prevention & Cyber Security Expert
Kathy Macdonald is a retired police officer with the Calgary Police Service, with almost three decades of investigative and crime prevention experience. Kathy Macdonald has extensive experience developing and delivering cyber awareness and crime prevention programs for public and private sector organizations.
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KATHY MACDONALD BIOGRAPHY

Kathy Macdonald began her career as a police officer in 1988, working the streets as a beat cop in Calgary, Alberta. With the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, Kathy recognized early on that crime and policing would be changed forever, and she set out to learn everything she could about cyber security. 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.

Kathy Macdonald’s passion for cybercrime prevention inspires audiences to become better informed about the Internet and better armed against the pitfalls. She shares her wisdom from her police officer experience. Her engaging presentations show why you need to be diligent and skeptical online.

As a professional speaker, author, consultant and university instructor, Kathy Macdonald brings a depth of investigative experience and a great passion for cyber security awareness to audiences. Kathy has seen firsthand the devastating and long-term damage cybercrime produces during her experience as a former police officer. Kathy’s 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’.

As a keynote speaker, Kathy Macdonald shares her deep industry knowledge and experience to dramatically increase cyber awareness and cyber-security with corporations and associations. In 2009, Kathy was honoured when the Governor-General of Canada Invested her with the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (M.O.M.), an award recognizing service and commitment to the community. Kathy strongly supports Stop. Think. Connect., a global messaging convention that unifies the response to cybercrime to millions of people worldwide.

Kathy Macdonald’s academic credentials are impressive. She holds a Masters of Security Risk Management with Merit (MSc.) from the University of Leicester, is a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.) from ASIS International, achieved a Security Management Certificate and General Management Certificate from the University of Calgary, and holds a Senior Police Management Certificate (SPAC). Kathy has successfully completed many courses and specialized training on topics including media relations, business leadership, open-source intelligence gathering and fraud investigations.

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the new age of digital espionage - bulletproofing a defence from cybercriminals

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  • As we venture deeper into the digital age, businesses face an escalating threat from cybercriminals, hackers, and malicious actors probing for weaknesses in their networks every day. Kathy Macdonald, a recognized authority on cybersecurity, addresses this urgent issue in her compelling presentation: “Fortifying Defences Against Cybercriminals – The New Age of Digital Espionage.”

    In this high-stakes world of cybercrime, organizations have the most to lose. The rapid evolution of technology has led to a commensurate rise in the opportunities for cyber attacks, necessitating immediate and robust cybersecurity safeguards to protect business operations.

    Kathy focuses on the essential human shield in this battle – the employees. They form the crucial first line of defence against relentless ransomware, spear-phishing, and business email compromise attacks. Kathy highlights the role of human behaviour within corporate culture, scrutinizing the tactics, techniques, and procedures used in social engineering attacks, which account for the majority of data breaches.

    By delving into the pitfalls of bad habits, less secure practices, and risky behavioural patterns, Kathy underscores the need to promote a proactive security mindset among employees. She emphasizes the necessity of prompt and effective recognition and response to cyber threats, offering proven, adaptive, and performance-driven security strategies to arm employees against these relentless attacks.

    One of the key themes of Kathy’s presentation is instilling a culture of security awareness within organizations. She highlights the importance of stringent security measures in reducing privacy vulnerabilities and potential liabilities associated with the use, collection, and disposal of business data and personally identifiable information.

    In this captivating keynote, Kathy offers invaluable insights to prepare organizations for the increasing digital demands and persistent cyber-attacks. She arms audiences with the knowledge and strategies to fortify their defences, enhance their cybersecurity measures, and ensure their business is better equipped to confront the new age of digital espionage.

ai deep fakes & ai fraud prevention: unmasking deception in the cyber world

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  • With the dawn of Artificial Intelligence, the world has witnessed an evolution of fraud that carries serious implications for personal, corporate, and national security. Kathy Macdonald, a seasoned cyber security expert, brings her deep industry knowledge to this essential topic, exploring the emerging threat of AI Deep Fakes and AI Fraud Prevention.

    Deep fakes, created by AI algorithms, can fabricate highly realistic audio and visual content, imitating any individual with alarming accuracy. This technological marvel, while fascinating, poses significant challenges to trust, credibility, and truth in our digital age. Kathy, with her robust policing and cybersecurity background, delves into the risks, impacts, and countermeasures associated with AI-generated deep fakes. She illustrates the sophistication of such fraudulent activities and their implications on identity theft, online harassment, misinformation, and more.

    While acknowledging the risks, Kathy also emphasizes the importance of AI in fraud prevention. AI’s ability to recognize patterns, anomalies and to learn and improve over time makes it an effective tool for detecting and preventing online fraud. By demonstrating real-world applications and offering insights on the latest strategies, Kathy underlines how AI is becoming an indispensable part of cybersecurity efforts.

    Kathy’s in-depth discussion on AI Deep Fakes & AI Fraud Prevention combines her expertise in cybercrime prevention with her knowledge of AI, offering a comprehensive perspective on this cutting-edge issue. Her talk not only underscores the dangers but also illuminates the solutions, empowering audiences to navigate the complex cyber landscape safely.

    This presentation, rich with case studies and practical advice, is a must-attend for those seeking to understand the changing face of cybercrime and the evolving solutions in the age of AI. Join Kathy Macdonald to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to stay vigilant and proactive against the hidden threats of our increasingly interconnected world.

active human cyber defence - building a culture of security awareness

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  • Organizations of all sizes are discovering how challenging it is to protect their 21st Century digital environment. Defending a network is daunting. Security teams, business owners and managers often lose sleep at night worrying about protecting their digital assets from persistent spear-phishing, business email compromise (BEC) and ransomware attacks. It takes strong leadership, peak performance, and strategic communications to manage an engaged workforce that on a daily basis conducts risky activities that their jobs inescapably involve, such as clicking on links, responding to emails or opening email attachments.

    Employees are highly targeted gatekeepers and they must possess the ability to recognize risk, make smart decisions, and if they encounter suspicious behaviour, know what to do about it. Building a resilient organization takes a robust security policy, combined with employees willing to actively engage in training. It also takes a management team that is willing to pivot at a moment’s notice in the event of a cyber-related crisis. Having both a prompt and effective incident response plan, and a security awareness program is critical. When an incident occurs, as it probably will, it is important to encourage employees to actively defend, and report vulnerabilities with no worry of negative judgement, retribution or punishment for reporting threats.

    In this presentation, Kathy helps organizations build a robust security program that addresses risk, decision-making, and innovative concepts that are simple yet, engaging, positive and strategic. This presentation embodies the ideals of trust and builds employees’ understanding and recognition of the importance of awareness, training and education as it pertains to cybercrime prevention. Kathy discusses the importance of integrating delivery methods including social media, engaging visuals, special events and planned events that actively promote security awareness. She talks about written instructional materials, delivery methods, advisories, posters and policy.

    The topic of cyber security is very broad therefore, employees should strive to have common knowledge in a variety of cyber-related subjects. The best way to gain common knowledge is to have access to a broad base of information, interact with people and organizations that are recognized as specialists in the field, and stay current in this evolving field.

    Kathy aims this presentation for non-technical individuals to provide awareness of basic security concepts, common elements of cyber security such as malware, breaches and threats, and current and new trends in cyber security. She discusses how cyber security impacts businesses, industries, and personal life.

the bullet doesn't fit the gun - the high toll of cybercrime: deconstructing online threats and fortifying your cyber defence

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  • As technology continues to proliferate and shape our everyday lives, cybercriminals leverage these advancements to target innocent victims both at work and home. Kathy Macdonald, an esteemed cybersecurity expert and former police officer, provides a detailed exploration of the dark underbelly of the Internet and the pressing importance of cybersecurity in her illuminating presentation:

    Kathy delves into the increasingly sophisticated tactics, techniques, and procedures employed in social engineering attacks, including ransomware, spear-phishing, and other forms of online fraud. Drawing on her extensive investigative experience, she exposes the chilling consequences of cybercrime, from financial loss and identity theft to coercion and online sexual exploitation. Kathy demystifies these crimes, making audiences aware of the multifaceted threats that lurk behind seemingly harmless interactions online.

    In this era of interconnectivity, emerging security threats extend beyond personal computers and smartphones to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, expanding the surface area for potential attacks. Kathy explores this uncharted territory, providing insights into these latent dangers and the measures needed to secure these devices.

    However, understanding the problem is just the first step. Kathy empowers attendees by offering practical tips and resources to reduce online risk and prevent the inadvertent oversharing of valuable personal information. Her talk showcases how open-source intelligence gathering equips internet users with the tools to develop their investigative mindset, turning the tide on cybercriminals.

    This presentation is not only a crash course in emerging cyber threats but also a roadmap for effective response and protection. Kathy emphasizes that mounting a successful defense against cybercrime is everyone’s responsibility. Through her actionable advice and comprehensive resources, Kathy equips attendees with the knowledge and strategies necessary to navigate the digital landscape safely and confidently. The fight against cybercrime begins with informed and proactive internet users.

digital footprint: reputation, trust, and verification in the era of the digital wild west

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  • The digital footprints we leave behind online can either help to build a positive reputation and engender trust or, if not managed carefully, can provide opportunities for cyber fraudsters and damage our credibility. Kathy Macdonald, a renowned cybersecurity expert, delves into these concerns and provides vital insights in her eye-opening presentation.

    In her talk, Kathy first elucidates the concept of a digital footprint, emphasizing how it directly impacts our online reputation. She explores how the nature of our digital footprints can either enhance our credibility or tarnish our image, affecting personal, professional, and business relationships. Kathy underscores the importance of proactive management and control of one’s digital narrative.

    Trust is a critical factor in the digital realm, and Kathy explores this topic, detailing how to establish and maintain trust online. She shares valuable advice on the judicious handling of personal and business information, upholding privacy, and displaying a commitment to these principles to build and uphold trust with online audiences.

    The presentation also navigates the labyrinth of online information verification. In an age where deep fakes and misinformation are increasingly prevalent, Kathy addresses the importance of verifying information and resources before trusting or sharing them. She offers strategies for discerning the veracity of online content, equipping attendees with the tools to navigate the Internet more safely.

    The growing threat of cyber frauds is another critical focus of Kathy’s talk. She discusses how to counter fraudsters, highlighting the importance of copyright understanding, its infringements, and the value of original, copyrighted material. Furthermore, Kathy shares effective tactics to mitigate risks associated with deep fakes and other deceptive practices, thereby protecting oneself from potential fraud.

    Kathy’s presentation blends her vast experience with actionable advice, guiding attendees on how to manage their digital footprints carefully, thereby protecting their reputation, and building trust in the increasingly complex digital landscape. By the end of the session, attendees will be better prepared to navigate the digital world with enhanced awareness, security, and confidence.

scams, cons, and social engineering: navigating emotional traps and safeguarding your interactions

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  • In the world of cybersecurity, social engineering stands as one of the most effective techniques used by scammers and con artists. But why does it work so effectively, and how can we guard ourselves against falling prey to these manipulative tactics? Kathy Macdonald, cybercrime prevention expert, delves into these questions with her expert knowledge.

    With decades of experience in law enforcement and cybersecurity, Kathy walks audiences through the intricacies of social engineering, which utilizes psychological manipulation to exploit human vulnerabilities. Using case studies and insights from her career, she illuminates how these tactics trigger emotional responses, thus facilitating scams and cons. She exposes the tell-tale signs of manipulation, from phishing emails and fraudulent phone calls to more complex schemes, demonstrating how easily anyone can be tricked when not vigilant.

    Kathy explains the science behind why we fall for these tactics, highlighting the role of empathy, trust, and fear in our decision-making processes. With a focus on the psychology of influence and persuasion, she elaborates on how these emotions can be manipulated to lead us astray, often with devastating consequences.

    However, understanding these tactics is the first step towards safeguarding ourselves. Kathy provides practical strategies to identify and resist social engineering attempts, encouraging attendees to adopt a more skeptical approach to their online and offline interactions. Through exercises and techniques, she helps attendees enhance their emotional intelligence, thereby strengthening their defences against scams and cons.

    This presentation is an eye-opener, revealing the psychological foundations of successful scams and offering actionable methods for protection. Kathy’s engaging delivery and expertise in cybercrime prevention make this a must-attend session for anyone seeking to secure their interactions in this increasingly interconnected world. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate the maze of social engineering and protect yourself from falling victim to scams and cons.

navigating the digital horizon: blockchain, smart cities and the evolution of cybersecurity

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  • The digital world is rapidly evolving, with technologies such as blockchain and smart cities revolutionizing how we live, work, and interact. These innovations, while exciting, also present unique challenges to security and privacy. Kathy Macdonald, an expert in cybersecurity, brings her wealth of knowledge to the forefront in her engaging presentation: “Shaping the Future: Blockchain, Smart Cities, and Security in the Digital Landscape”.

    In her talk, Kathy first unravels the complexities of blockchain technology, explaining how it has the potential to transform various sectors ranging from finance to supply chain management. However, alongside its advantages, Kathy delves into the challenges it presents, particularly in ensuring security and managing digital imprints in this decentralized system.

    Shifting the focus to smart cities, Kathy sheds light on how they are leveraging technologies to enhance urban living. She provides insights into the intricate webs of interconnected devices and systems that make up smart cities, and how they transform our communities into more sustainable and efficient environments. But she also acknowledges the considerable challenges posed by privacy and security, exploring the potential risks and vulnerabilities these innovations might introduce.

    The idea of verification forms another crucial part of Kathy’s discussion. As our digital interactions become increasingly abundant and complex, the ability to verify information, identities, and transactions becomes paramount. Kathy explores innovative techniques and technologies that aid in digital verification, ensuring the authenticity and integrity of our online activities.

    Lastly, Kathy provides a forward-looking perspective on the future of security and privacy. She investigates upcoming trends and discusses the need to strike a balance between leveraging the benefits of technological advancements and ensuring user privacy and data security.

    With her experience, Kathy provides actionable advice and practical strategies for navigating this complex digital landscape, reminding audiences of the importance of staying informed and vigilant as we shape and participate in the digital future. This session will leave attendees better equipped to understand and address the challenges and opportunities presented by these ground-breaking technologies.

the high toll of human trafficking: unveiling the dark reality and your role in prevention

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  • Human trafficking is a grim reality in today’s world, with its roots extending deeper into society than most people realize. It has become one of the fastest-growing global criminal enterprises, significantly facilitated by the anonymity of the Internet and the underbelly of the ‘Dark Web.’ Cybersecurity expert and former police officer Kathy Macdonald brings her decades of experience in law enforcement and cybersecurity.

    In this session, Kathy offers a hard-hitting and comprehensive look at the ugly reality of human trafficking. Drawing from her expansive investigative experience, she paints a stark picture of how traffickers exploit the Internet and the ‘Dark Web’ to facilitate modern-day slavery, particularly targeting children. Kathy uncovers the often-underestimated prevalence of this horrific crime, making it clear that it isn’t confined to distant countries or big cities but likely happening closer to home than you might think.

    While the problem is complex, Kathy firmly believes in the power of education and awareness as key drivers to combat human trafficking. She emphasizes the signs to watch out for, explaining how common indicators of trafficking often go unnoticed. Kathy’s first-hand accounts and real-life case studies underscore the severity of the issue and the urgent need for action.

    But awareness is just the beginning. Kathy empowers attendees by highlighting the tangible steps individuals can take to help prevent this crime. Whether it’s understanding how to report suspected instances of trafficking, educating others, or supporting organizations working to combat this issue, each of us has a role to play.

    This presentation is more than an eye-opening exposé of the grim reality of human trafficking; it’s a call to action. With Kathy’s expertise, learn not just about the problem but also how you can be part of the solution. Attendees will leave the session better informed and equipped with actionable knowledge to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking.

cyber hygiene - online health in risky times: safeguarding personal information and mental well-being in the digital age

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  • In an era where the Internet has become central to our daily lives, the risks associated with online interactions have surged. Cyberbullying, online sexual coercion, exploitation, and personal online crimes like revenge porn and romance scams are rampant, leaving victims feeling vulnerable and helpless. Kathy Macdonald, a leading expert in cybercrime prevention, explores these critical issues in her compelling presentation.

    In this session, Kathy takes a deep dive into the concept of cyber hygiene, underscoring its significance in maintaining not just our digital security but also our mental health. Kathy elucidates the potential dangers of sharing intimate details online, emphasizing how this information can be exploited for identity theft, blackmail, and more, leaving devastating emotional and psychological impacts on the victims.

    But, while these threats exist, they aren’t inevitable. Kathy champions the development of a resilient mindset and a proactive approach toward online safety. She offers actionable strategies to safeguard personally identifiable information, mitigate risks, and respond effectively to online abuse, empowering audiences to take control of their online presence.

    Drawing from her vast experience in law enforcement and as a crime prevention officer, Kathy shares powerful, real-life stories that underscore the urgency of adopting robust cybersecurity practices. She provides practical tips and resources to help reduce personal online risk, reinforcing that security isn’t just a one-time effort but needs to be part of our daily online routine.

    Kathy also tackles the issue of online mental health, addressing how online abuse and cyberbullying can impact our emotions, social life, and overall well-being. She shares guidance on how to maintain healthy online relationships and protect one’s mental health amidst the challenges of the digital world.

    This presentation isn’t just about understanding the risks but about developing a sustainable, proactive strategy to manage your online presence. Kathy’s empowering approach reminds us that internet security is everyone’s business, and we all have a role to play in maintaining our online health and safety. Be part of the solution – equip yourself with the knowledge and strategies to navigate the digital world confidently and securely.

protecting online behaviour for youth: empowering the digital generation through safe cyber practices

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  • In the age of rapid technological advancements, the Internet has become an integral part of the lives of young people. While it offers unlimited opportunities for learning, connection, and creativity, it also presents numerous challenges and risks. Kathy Macdonald, a leading cybercrime prevention expert, guides us through understanding and addressing these concerns in her presentation.

    With her extensive background in law enforcement and cybersecurity, Kathy elucidates the unique threats and vulnerabilities faced by the digital-native generation. From cyberbullying and privacy breaches to online grooming and digital addiction, she unpacks the issues that often go unnoticed or underestimated. Kathy stresses the importance of understanding the digital landscape, its associated risks, and the significance of cultivating responsible online behaviour in youth.

    However, protection isn’t just about pointing out threats. Kathy underscores the necessity of empowering youth to navigate the digital world securely and responsibly. She provides actionable strategies that can be implemented by parents, educators, and youth themselves, promoting healthier, safer online interactions. Kathy highlights the importance of open discussions, education on digital citizenship, and fostering critical thinking to help youth differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources of information.

    Moreover, Kathy’s talk is enriched with her insights on the role of adults in modelling appropriate online behaviour, setting boundaries, and encouraging offline interactions. She provides practical guidance on how to converse with youth about digital safety, privacy settings, and the consequences of oversharing.

    “Protecting Online Behaviour for Youth” is more than just a cautionary tale; it is a comprehensive guide for equipping the younger generation to become confident, responsible digital citizens. With Kathy’s wealth of experience and passion for cybersecurity awareness, attendees will leave with a deeper understanding and practical tools to safeguard the digital lives of young people.

Testimonials

Kathy MacDonalds presentation “Bullet Proofing a Defense From Cyber Criminals the New Espionage” at our annual Risk Management Symposium. Kathy’s presentation was extraordinary! Cyber Risk is a highly technical and ever-evolving subject that is a big concern for our members, as municipalities are always targets for hackers. Kathy is so knowledgeable on the subject she was able to deliver very detailed data in an understandable and engaging way to our audience of insurance and risk managers. From the back of the room, I watched as the audience wrote pages of notes and took pictures of the slides with their phones and tablets. I received so many positive comments from our audience regarding Kathy and I would recommend her to speak to other organizations who need to learn more about Cyber Risks.

 

 

 

 

Mark Sosnowski

CIP Risk Advisor
Rural Municipalities of Alberta

Kathy Macdonald recently presented to our entire school in 2 sessions, with 850 students from grades 9-12. We engaged her to present due to a series of negative peer relationships on social media. Her presentation was salient, contemporary and a true eye-opener for many students. I feel that this will make a difference in improving the lives of many students and help them make good choices. The internet boom and social media are uncharted waters and Kathy has helped be a beacon to sanity in a convoluted and potentially dangerous online landscape. We will have her present again in the future. All the best.

Mike Reece

Counsellor
George McDougall High School

Kathy is clearly the known expert on the subject matter. Her uncompromised knowledge coupled with current research findings give her a remarkable command in communicating the perils of cyberbullying, but even better, the advantages of safe browsing. Kathy has relentlessly pursued this message of cyber-safety over the years and we are very fortunate to have her support CEPF in conveying this message about online and digital safety.

Din Ladak

President & CEO
Calgary Educational Partnerships Foundation

Kathy is not only a well-prepared, engaging and gifted speaker, but she really knows how to get her audience interested in cybercrime prevention. She keeps abreast of the state-of-the-art issues and solutions in dealing with this ever-growing and evolving crime area.

Lorne M.

Lipkus Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP

Kathy was a very knowledgeable and engaging speaker. Her topic was well received at our seniors’ conference and she kept the audience’s full attention throughout her entire presentation. She was able to explain her topic in-depth and in a way that made it easy for anyone to comprehend. Her presentation was very eye-opening and applicable to all age groups. I would definitely get Kathy to present again.

Grace Bratland

Administrative Assistant
Flagstaff County

Thank you, on behalf of Calgary Education Service, for providing your expertise with such enthusiasm and advocating for such an important topic. Have truly appreciated working with you!

Corinne Trout

Alberta Health Services

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