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US Cyber Games Mega Fans are highly respected cybersecurity leaders and influencers making an impact on industry professionals of today and tomorrow. These individuals are major contributors to cybersecurity education through their creative and insightful content, volunteerism, and support of gamified learning via #esports and #cybergames.

Learn more about these Mega Fans below and show your support by following and subscribing to their content!

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Gerald Auger, Ph.D.

Chief Content Creator, Simply Cyber

I am passionate about information security and believe there is an appropriate, tailored information security program for every organization that reduces cybersecurity risk, increases value, and supports the business mission. Through Coastal Information Security Group, I provide large and small organizations consulting and advisory cyber security services to implement these programs.

Gerald Auger:


Simply Cyber

Simply Cyber


Eric Belardo

Executive Director & Founder, Raices Cyber Org

Eric Belardo, The Founder and Executive Director of Raices Cyber, is a US ARMY Military Intelligence Veteran of Bosnia and Kosovo with NATO. Eric Brings over 30 years of Cyber Security & Online Safety Experience across many industry domains including Civilian Government, Department of Defense, International, Financial, and Civilian markets, where he has supported organizations in strategic direction, program assessments, remediation and monitoring, intelligence services (VIP & High-Value individuals), and Security Risk Mitigation and Security Education.

Eric Belardo:


Raices Cyber Org

RAICES Cyber Org

Rick Holland

Rick Holland

CISO, Digital Shadows

Rick has more than 15 years’ experience working in information security. Before joining Digital Shadows, he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations, and data privacy. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Texas, Dallas. Rick regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe and has been interviewed by industry and business media including BBC News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register and Wall Street Journal.

Rick Holland:


Digital Shadows:

Davin Jackson

Davin Jackson

Owner/Content Creator, Alpha Cybersecurity, LLC

Davin Jackson is a Father, Husband, United States Air Force Veteran, and seasoned cybersecurity professional. He is also the host of the popular InfoSec Unplugged and Hacker Valley Blue podcasts. As a professional hacker, trainer, and security consultant with Alpha Cybersecurity, Davin has extensive experience and knowledge in the field. He has spent over a decade working with organizations of all sizes to improve their security posture and protect against cyber threats.

In addition to his work as a security consultant and podcaster, Davin has a wealth of knowledge and insights to share. He is an active member of the cybersecurity community and a highly sought-after trainer and speaker. He provides training and consulting services to organizations and individuals and regularly presents at cybersecurity conferences and events. With his deep understanding of the industry and hands-on experience, Davin has become a respected voice in the infosec community and a trusted source of information for professionals and enthusiasts alike. When Davin isn’t recording, teaching, or researching, he spends time with his family and gaming with his community esports club!

Davin Jackson:


Alpha Cybersecurity, LLC



Check out InfoSec Unplugged episodes:

Talking Tech with Patrick Gorman a.k.a. InfoSec Pat

Making Cybersecurity Look Good

Hacking and Retro Gaming with BSDBandit



Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President - Security, Compliance, & Identity, Microsoft

Ann Johnson is the Corporate Vice President - Security, Compliance, & Identity at Microsoft. She is the host and co-creator of the Afternoon Cyber Tea Podcast which discusses why security, trust, and privacy are the foundation of every digital transaction. Ann believes that cybersecurity requires a commitment to sharing, ecosystem, partnering, innovation, and growth. Cybersecurity is a marathon, not a sprint. We are all on the same journey. Providing strong leadership to a high-performing team of talented cybersecurity professionals is Ann's goal. Lifelong learning and commitment to being a "learn it all" in every aspect of life is my aspiration.

Ann Johnson:




Savannah Lazzara

Technical Manager - Attack & Penetration, Optiv

Savannah Lazzara is a Technical Manager in Optiv’s Threat Management practice on the Attack & Penetration team. Savannah has multiple years of experience in security consulting working with many Fortune 500 corporations. Lazzara’s primary role is to carry out security assessments, including network assessments, social engineering exercises, physical facility penetration tests, and wireless assessments. Savannah also performs adversary simulation assessments which include remote breach simulations, insider threat assessments, and onsite breach assessments. Savannah’s area of expertise is focused on social engineering and physical security.

Savannah Lazzara:





Alex Nette

CEO and Co-Founder, Hive Systems

Alex helped start Hive Systems with his passion for cybersecurity and the role it plays in today’s interconnected world. He brings executive-level expertise in the establishment and continuous improvement of preeminent cybersecurity programs and applies his work from various cybersecurity disciplines in a holistic approach that prioritizes the organization’s operations. Alex has provided cybersecurity consulting for a decade to the public sector for federal, state, and local agencies, and in the private sector for a wide variety of industry segments. His work has reduced the cybersecurity risk for Fortune 500 tech, financial, healthcare, consumer goods, and energy companies in addition to the US Department of Justice, Peace Corps, US Federal Aviation Administration, and US House of Representatives. 

Alex Nette:


Hive Systems


Katie Paxton Fear

Katie Paxton-Fear

PhD Student, Occasional Bug Bounty Hunter, and Educational YouTuber

My name is Katie and I'm a lecturer of Cyber Security at Manchester Metropolitan University and an Early Career Researcher in the domain of security research. I have a Ph.D. from Cranfield University, studying natural language processing and insider threat. My research roughly revolves around the intersection of AI/ML and Infosec, both in how AI/ML can improve security applications and processes, supporting practitioners rather than supplanting them and the security of AI/ML systems. I'm very interested in pedagogy and teach on MMU's Cyber Security degree program at Degree Apprenticeship, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. I'm interested in new teaching methods and incorporating gamification and interactivity into lectures. I speak at conferences and events fairly often and have had the pleasure to speak at CISA's (Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency) Cybersummit, BlackHat, British Computing Society, OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) as well as speaking at events with industry partners.

Katie Paxton Fear:


Jaclyn Scott

Jaclyn "Jax" Scott

President & Founder, Outpost Gray; Cybersecurity Consultant, GuidePoint Security

As a tenured Special Operations Warrant Officer, tech blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and senior analyst in global intelligence, Jaclyn “Jax” Scott has sought to expand her skills within cybersecurity. Jax has held positions on boards of nonprofits providing tactical advice to reduce injury to women and children affected by sex trafficking and held executive leadership roles providing cybersecurity guidance to foreign leaders. She is an expert in military cyber policy and has led global development operations in cyber countermeasures to mitigate near-peer attacks.

Jax Scott:


Outpost Gray



Keenan Skelly

Founder & Executive Director, XR Village

Ms. Skelly has twenty years of experience in providing security and management solutions across a wide array of platforms including personnel, physical, and cybersecurity. Her expertise in business management, crisis management, cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, and Homeland Security make her an admired and respected leader among her colleagues. Skelly has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine, by The Software Report in the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity 2019, and one of the Top Female Executives by Women World Awards in 2019. Skelly is also a mentor and coach for Cyber Patriot, Girls Who Code, and, was awarded the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu Mentor of the Year for 2019, and Top Women in Cybersecurity 2020 by Cyber Defense Magazine.

Keenan Skelly:



Phillip Wylie

Director of Services & Training, SCYTHE

Phillip Wylie is a cybersecurity professional and offensive security SME with over 18 years of experience, over half of his career in offensive security. Wylie is the Director of Services & Training at SCYTHE. He is a former college adjunct instructor and published author. He is the concept creator and co-author of The Pentester Blueprint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker and was featured in the Tribe of Hackers: Red Team.

Phillip enjoys sharing his love for pentesting and cybersecurity in his podcasts and previously hosted the The Hacker Factory Podcast with Phillip Wylie from ITSP Magazine. Get ready for his new independent podcast, set to be his best yet, it's appropriately titled, the Phillip Wylie Show!

Learn more about USCG Mega Fan Phillip Wylie at https://thehackermaker.com.

Phillip Wylie:


Note: The US Cyber Games Mega Fan Program is invitation-only, but we love to hear suggestions from the community.

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