Kathy Macdonald is a rare combination of interesting and dynamic speaker, well informed cybercrime expert, truly caring person, and...a police officer! For over a decade she has been the one I send people to when for a truly balanced perspective on issues from cyberbullying to Internet luring and stalking. She keeps herself well informed and is always willing to help!
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 cybersafety over the years and we are very fortunate to have her support CEPF in conveying this message about online and digital safety.
Kathy Macdonald's grasp of issues of public import was never so apparent in her pursuit of a vision of a global exchange for neutralization of cybercrime by public-sector law enforcement. That kind of faculty and ambition on behalf of the public interest is the keystone of a wholesome and enduring civic culture.
Kathy Macdonald recently presented to our entire school in 2 sessions, 850 students from grade 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.
As a long-time advocate for online safety and cybercrime prevention, Kathy has worked and spoken extensively at various industry events as an educator on these and other cyber security issues. With decades of experience in law enforcement and industry, Kathy has gained invaluable knowledge and expertise to assist those with gaining a greater understanding of maintaining their cyber security knowledge and understanding.
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.
It was very informative as she was well prepared, knowledgeable and the subject matter was of great interest to our company. Kathy's presentation was both timely and to the point, reinforcing the need for Internet security in our company and in our homes.
Kathy's presentation style was friendly, showed how well she knew the material and it was customized for each audience. We would not hesitate to ask her again and would highly recommend her to other schools. This information is very important for families today it should be available and promoted in the community.
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!
Internationally acclaimed for her expertise, Kathy is widely recognized for her no-nonsense approach to cyber crime and her ability to present complex technical issues in a manner easily understood by all. Affable and articulate, her workshops are practical, thought provoking and extremely useful whether it be for personal, family or business use; Kathy’s presentations are well worth the attendance.
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