About ThreatGEN

About ThreatGEN

ThreatGEN is bridging the “cybersecurity skills gap” and revolutionizing cybersecurity training and education with the ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue Game-Based Cybersecurity Simulation Platform, developed by our world-renowned cybersecurity experts and published authors.

ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue uses powerful computer gaming technology and active adversary simulation A.I. to provide an interactive, exciting, and modernized approach to cybersecurity training and education, IR tabletop exercises (TTX), that makes them much more practical, effective, and cost-efficient!

Modernizing Cybersecurity Training

ThreatGEN's founders and staff have decades of experience in real-world cybersecurity as well as course creation and delivery. The ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue combines this experience with cybersecurity simulation technology, game-based learning, and our proprietary active adversary simulation A.I., to provide the most advanced cybersecurity training solution on the market.

Our partners not only integrate & support our ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue platform and portal, but they also provide tabletop exercise facilitation and governance implementation services utilizing our platform and portal.

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Leadership Team

Clint Bodungen

Clint Bodungen

Founder, CEO & Chairman
Co-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. Focusing exclusively on ICS/OT cybersecurity since 2003, he has helped many of the world's largest energy companies, worked for cybersecurity companies such as Symantec, Kaspersky Lab, and Industrial Defender, and has published multiple technical papers and training courses on ICS/OT cybersecurity vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and risk management. Clint hopes to revolutionize the industry approach to cybersecurity education, and help usher in the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, using gamification. His flagship product, ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue, is the world’s first online multiplayer cybersecurity computer game, designed to teach real-world cybersecurity.
Aaron Shbeeb

Aaron Shbeeb

Founder, Chief Software Architect
Co-Creator of ThreatGEN® Red vs. Blue
Aaron has more than 20 years experience in software engineering, with interests in video game development and gamification, with a focus on cybersecurity and secure programming for more than 10 of those years. He's the co-creator of ThreatGEN Red vs. Blue and also a co-author for Hacking Exposed: Industrial Control Systems. Outside of work, Aaron’s interests span from martial arts to tutoring in STEM related subjects to implementing the next generation of OT training solutions.
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Robert C. Rhodes

Head of Sales
Robert is Head of Sales for ThreatGEN, bringing over 25 years of experience in information technology.

Previously to ThreatGEN, Robert leds a merchant banking organization as well, DSV Consulting LLC, helping emerging businesses structure and achieve growth since 2005. He also founded, grew and eventually took public a custom software development company, Systems Evolution Incorporated, from 1993 through 2007.
Gerald-Auger

Gerald Auger, Ph.D.

Director of Cybersecurity Education
Cybersecurity Program Manager
Dr. Gerald Auger is a 17+ year cybersecurity professional, academic, and author. He has built and led a cybersecurity program at a $750M manufacturing enterprise and has been the cybersecurity architect at MUSC, a multi-billion dollar academic medical center. Dr. Auger is passionate about cybersecurity and educating others in the discipline. He is currently Director of Cybersecurity Education at Threatgen, a partner in a cybersecurity consulting firm, adjunct faculty at The Citadel Military College, and chief content creator of the successful YouTube channel SimplyCyber. Dr. Auger holds a PhD in cyber operations and two Masters in Computer Science and Information Assurance.

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.
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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.