Meet CryptoKait & PrivacyPupper

Chief Player Ambassador, National Cyber League

& Chief Pupper Ambassador, National Cyber League

Kaitlyn Bestenheider,
Information Security Analyst, Tevora

Kait is an Information Security Analyst at Tevora under the Federal Compliance and Third-Party Risk Assessment Department.

A rising star in the information security community, she actively contributes to the community and has served as a volunteer for the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Celebration (2017) and the Pace University GenCyber Program (2017-2018), has presented at r00tz Asylum at DEFCON25 (2017) and DEFCON26 (2018), Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) Conference (2017-2020), the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) (2018), and has guest lectured at multiple colleges and universities all across the country.

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An NCL player since 2015, Kaitlyn became the Chief Player Ambassador for the National Cyber League (NCL) in 2017. She started as a team of one and now runs the NCL Player Ambassador Board which works to encourage students nationwide to participate in Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions to achieve their cybersecurity academic and career goals. Additionally, she manages a blog that provides coaching content for the NCL Games, a space for new talent to share their work, her own perspective on events she attends, and sometimes blogs about Nancy Drew.

Kaitlyn was also the grateful recipient of the 2019 Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) Rising Leadership Award and was the Keynote Speaker for the Mid-West Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) in 2019.

Where to find her:
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Her Blog:
Twitter: @CryptoKait@PrivacyPupper
Instagram: @PrivacyPupper
Find all the blog posts written by her here!