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May 17, 2022 – Kathy Macdonald – Bulletproofing Your Defences from Cybercriminals – Cybercrime Awareness, Prevention & Response

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


In the world of high stakes cybercrime, businesses often have the most to lose. Everyday, Internet users in general are being tested, their networks are being probed, and their online activities are being monitored. Defenses are required now, to understand critical cyber security safeguards that help to bulletproof intellectual property and secure highly targeted personally identifiable information from organized cyber criminals and opportunists.

Employees form a vital human shield of protection and are an important first line of defence against cybercriminals. Focusing on human behaviour, Kathy discusses a variety of online risks associated with social engineering, phishing, spear-phishing and other such attacks. She offers useful advice for anyone interested in taking proactive steps to prevent online risk.


Kathy Macdonald M.O.M.

Kathy Macdonald is a retired police officer with the Calgary Police Service, with almost three decades of investigative and crime prevention experience. For over ten years, she has instructed on the topic of cybercrime prevention at the University of Calgary, she conducts Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigation for Toddington International, and she is a popular speaker with the Speaker’s Bureau of Canada.

Kathy recently published a book titled, Cybercrime: Awareness, Prevention, and Response. It is a comprehensive Canadian resource talking about how cybercrime affects individuals, businesses, governments, institutions, and organizations. (

In 2009, the Governor General of Canada, invested Kathy with the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces M.O.M., in recognition of her commitment to cybercrime prevention. Kathy is recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security. For more information:

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