Kaitlyn Bestenheider

Kaitlyn Bestenheider

Senior Information Security Analyst, Tevora

Kaitlyn is a Senior Information Security Analyst at Tevora under the  Federal and Third-Party Risk practice. Her role is to provide support during security assessments and compose client reports for the NIST framework assessments (NIST-800-53, NIST 800-171, and NIST CSF) including FISMA, FedRAMP, and DFARS. She specializes in the development of policy and governance documentation, establishing and supporting third-party vendor management programs, and NIST System Security Plan (SSP) composition.

Kaitlyn has served as a high school cybersecurity instructor at Rockland  County BOCES Career and Technical School in Nyack, NY, where she helped second year students prepare for their CompTIA Security+.  She actively contributes to the information security community and has served as a volunteer for the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Celebration and the Pace University GenCyber Program, has presented at r00tz Asylum at DEFCON, Women in Cyber Security Conference, the Community College Cyber Summit, and has guest lectured at multiple colleges and universities all across the country. Since 2017, Kaitlyn has served as the Chief Player Ambassador for the National Cyber League. She runs and regularly appears on their Thursday Night Live Coaching Sessions to encourage students nationwide to participate in CTF competitions to achieve their cybersecurity academic and career goals. Kaitlyn was also the grateful recipient of the Women in Cyber Security Conference 2019 Rising Leadership Award.  

Kaitlyn earned a Master of Science in Information Systems from Pace  University in Pleasantville, NY in May of 2018 and holds a Certificate in Cybersecurity from Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY. 

Kaitlyn has been with Tevora since June 2018.