About ThreatGEN

ThreatGEN bridges the “Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity skills gap” utilizing the ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue cybersecurity gamification platform and our OT Security Services, both powered by our world-renowned OT cybersecurity experts and published authors.

The ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue cybersecurity gamification platform uses cutting-edge computer gamification to provide an exciting & modernized approach to OT cybersecurity training, both practical and cost effective!

Our OT Security Services use our decades of industry experience combined with strategically chosen partnerships to create a holistic service offering.

Solving the cybersecurities skills gap...

OT cybersecurity should be ingrained in your company’s culture, equivalent to safety. Cyber incident preparedness begins with people. ThreatGEN works with your team in many ways to improve your resiliency and industrial cybersecurity capabilities through an innovative and modernized approach to training and services.


Operations Team

Clint Bodungen

Clint Bodungen

Founder, CEO & President ThreatGEN
Creator of ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue
Clint is a world-renowned industrial cybersecurity expert, public speaker, published author, and gamification pioneer. He is the lead author of Hacking Exposed: Industrial Control Systems, and creator of the ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue cybersecurity gamification platform. He is a United States Air Force veteran, has been a cybersecurity professional for more than 25 years, and is an active part of the cybersecurity community, especially in ICS/OT (BEER-ISAC #046). Focusing exclusively on ICS/OT cybersecurity since 2003, working for cybersecurity companies Symantec, Kaspersky Lab, and Industrial Defender.
Matthew Anderson

Matt Anderson

Founder & Vice President ThreatGEN
Director of Research & Development
Matthew has a passion for video games and establishing a new mode for training the world on industrial cybersecurity. Matthew founded ThreatGEN in combination with Clint Bodungen and Aaron.

Robert C. Rhodes

DIrector of Sales
Acting CFO
Robert is Director of Sales for ThreatGEN, bringing over 25 year experience in information technology. Previously to ThreatGEN, Robert led a merchant banking organization, DSV Consulting LL,C helping emerging businesses structure and achieve growth from 2005 to 2021. He also founded, grew and eventually took public a custom software development company, Systems Evolution Incorporated, from 1993 through 2007.
Aaron Shbeeb

Aaron Shbeeb

Chief Software Architect
With interests in video game development and gamification, Aaron’s interests span from martial arts to tutoring in STEM related subjects to implementing the next generation of OT training solutions.

Pascal Ackerman

Director of OT Security Services
Pascal is a seasoned industrial security professional with a degree in electrical engineering and 18 years of experience in industrial network design and support, information and network security, risk assessments, pentesting, threat hunting and forensics. After almost two decades of hands-on, in-the-field and consulting experience, he joined ThreatGEN in 2019 as Principal Analyst in Industrial Threat Intelligence & Forensics. His passion lays in analyzing new and existing threats to OT environments, and he fights cyber adversaries both from his home base and while traveling the world with his family as a digital nomad.

Board of Directors

Michael Farnum

Michael Farnum

Board Member, Chairman Compensation Committee
Michael has been in the IT and Information Security fields since 1994. During this time, Farnum has held roles such as Independent Security Consultant, LAN/WAN Administrator, Network Security Engineer, Pre-Sales Security Engineer, Security Solutions Manager, Information Security Manager, and others. Michael is the Founder and Organizer of HouSecCon, THE Houston Security Conference, and has also been a prolific information security blogger and podcaster during his career. These extracurricular roles have led to great connections and friendships with many really smart security professionals. Prior to his career in IT and security, Farnum was in the US Army and drove an M1A1 main battle tank in Desert Shield and Storm. Farnum tries to use all of these experiences to create a unique perspective on whatever issue he is trying to tackle. Michael has been an investor since 2019 and a member of ThreatGEN’s board of directors since 2020.

Gary Leibowitz

Board Member, Chairman of Sales Committee
Gary is a Technology Executive with extensive and diversified international experience in high tech sales, channel-sales, marketing, and business development. Gary’s experience includes positions at BMC (EMEA VP Channels, Americas VP Field Marketing), Panda Security USA (General Manager), as well as consulting projects for dozens of tech-startups such as Nolio Software – acquired by CA, DBmaestro, GreenSQL/Hexatier – acquired by Huawei, SAManage - acquired by Solar Winds, Sky Formation – acquired by Exabeam and Silverfort. The consulting projects focused on breaking into new markets, assisting in building sales processes and building a foundation for market penetration. Currently Gary is Advisor board member of SecurityGate.io, AuthMind, RelayIQ, EatNgage, Board member of ThreatGen and InfraGard’s Houston Chapter.
Jeff Whitney

Jeff Whitney

Board Member

Jeff founded Berkana Resources Corporation (BRC) in 2004. BRC provides Operational and Information Technology Consulting, Integration, IIoT Implementation, Digital Transformation Support, Managed Services, Security and Compliance solutions to customers in the Oil & Gas and Electric Utilities markets. Jeff is a member of ThreatGEN’s board of directors and an investor since 2019.