Annabelle Klosterman is a Cyber Operations student at Dakota State University and Co-Founder/Program Director of the Cyber Community Club. As a high school student, Annabelle worked as an Information Systems Assistant at a data center providing services to 15+ banks throughout the state. The past couple years, she has been a Cybersecurity Intern for the Department of Defense (DoD). She has organization experience researching and implementing cybersecurity products and practices, analyzing and configuring policies, and more.
Throughout the years, Annabelle has competed in numerous competitions and placed second nationally at the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in 2022 and was a national finalist in CyberPatriot in 2019 and 2020. Additionally, she earned 1st place in the 2022 Idaho National Laboratory CyberCore CTF, and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) CTF in 2021 and 2022. She holds SANS certifications in Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) and Cloud Security (GCLD).