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 U.S. Woman-Owned Business

The story behind our name

Zeus holding his Aegis shield for extra protection in battle.
Artemis, the Greek goddess of the mountains and hunting, who was also known for protecting vulnerable children & animals.

Our name, Aegemis (pronounced eee juh miss) is based on Greek Mythology. Aegis (eee jiss) was the shield that Zeus used for extra protection in battle. Artemis was the goddess of the forest, mountains, and hunting. She was also known for protecting vulnerable children & animals. We combined the two together to create a unique name that is not found anywhere else. Aegemis is a registered trademark. 

Mary McDonald, founder and CEO of Aegemis cyber safety & cyber investigations.

About the owner/founder

Mary was born and raised in Colorado Springs, where she still lives with her teenage daughter. She is a licensed private investigator in the state of Colorado. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance with concentration in Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics. She is a board certified forensic high tech investigator (social media investigations). She also has two Associate of Applied Science degrees. One in architectural drafting & construction (which has helped her be able to read crime scene maps) and another in paralegal studies. She has volunteered with the El Paso County Combined Courts and the Investigations Department at the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office

Our main focus is helping families

keep their kids safe online

Close-up image of three elementary school age boys looking at something on one of their cell phone screens.

Kids today do not know life without technology

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Endless possibilities 


right in the ​palm of their hands

Nowadays, most kids have smartphones, which is like having a handheld computer with full Internet access. There's an app for EVERYTHING. The Internet makes it easy for kids to make new "friends" all over the world by logging on with different devices (smartphones, computers, and gaming devices too). Kids are very savvy with these devices and know how to do things such as bypass age verification to access adult only websites, hide specific apps & pictures, prevent things from showing up in their usage histo​ries, and much more. Some apps make things disappear after a set amount of time. Parents/guardians may activate parental controls or install programs that monitor their kids online activities. However, not all apps and activities can be monitored by such programs.

Potential pedophile holding a cell phone while near lots of kids. On the screen of the cell phone is an image of a young girl.

We scan your kid's device and locate potential dangers

What is your child actually doing? Who are they interacting with online? Is your child being cyber-bullied? Are they doing drugs? Drinking alcohol? Having sex? Are they making bad life decisions that could lead to serious/legal consequences? Are they sharing personal information (home address, school name, phone number, birthdate, vacation details, real time location, etc.) that could put them in a dangerous situation? Is your child exchanging inappropriate messages/pictures with anyone? Who is that "friend?" Where did they meet them? How old are they? Have they met them face to face or are they planning to do so? Is your child at risk of becoming the victim of a cyberpredator? We can help find answers to these questions and more.

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We help you keep them safe

We are not law enforcement. We are not mandatory reporters. 

If your kids are getting into trouble, we help you guide them back onto the right path and keep them safe.