Kathy Macdonald

Kathy Macdonald is a retired police officer with the Calgary Police Service, with almost three decades of investigative and crime prevention experience. She instructs cyber security courses at the University of Calgary, and is one of the leading investigators for Toddington International, a global leader in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training.

Kathy recently published Cybercrime: Awareness, Prevention, and Response, 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 to her commitment to cybercrime prevention. Kathy is on the Senate at the University of Calgary, and was recently awarded one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security 2020 – Canada.