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Cyber Griffin, Inc.

Cyber Griffin's interactive products enhance cyber security by generating awareness, imparting knowledge and changing behavior.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location East Greenbush, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Cyber Griffin helps companies enhance cyber security and reduce the risk of attacks by generating employee awareness and imparting knowledge about security issues. 80% of hacker intrusions occur through unsecure employee behavior. Our sophisticated interactive games train personnel, introduce and reinforce safe behaviors, and provide feedback to address vulnerabilities. Our products are Software as a Service, delivered in a standard web browser.


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    William Pelgrin
    Founder & Director

    Will Pelgrin is currently the President and CEO of the Center for Internet Security. From 2002 through 2010, Pelgrin was Director & Chief Cyber Security Officer for the State of New York, and, previously, Director of the New York State Office for Technology. Pelgrin was appointed to serve as a Commission Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies to brief the President of the United States on critical cyber security issues.

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    Jason Bentley
    Lead Designer/Programmer

    Bentley has 10 years experience as a Game Designer/Programmer. His work includes properties such as Spider-Man, DOOM, X-Men, and F.E.A.R. He has held positions as System Designer and Senior Technical Designer at game developer Day 1 Studios, Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s Vicarious Visions division, and at Red Eye Studios.
    Bentley holds a degree in Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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    Chad Rogers

    Rogers is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment and media industry.
    At Walt Disney Feature Animation, he was on the Story Teams for "Mulan" and "Lilo & Stitch." He was production coordinator for Disney's feature film Creative Development department, and a writer for ABC TV and The Disney Channel. At Electronic Arts, he became Development Manager for "Madden Football" video game, then Associate Producer at Activison Blizzard for "Guitar Hero".

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    Thomas Goldsworthy

    From 2000 to 2009, Goldsworthy was COO and CFO of Muze Inc., a digital video & music information service, whose largest customers were Apple, eBay, Amazon and Yahoo. Muze, with over 250 employees in New York, Seattle, London, was acquired by private equity in 2005, and sold to Rovi Corp (owner of TV Guide) in 2009. Prior to online media, he was a banker with J.P. Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

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    Bret Dunham
    Lead Engineer

    Dunham joined Vicarious Visions, now a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., as a game scripter and designer. During his ten years there his work included games such as the Jedi knight series, Doom3, Spiderman, Guitar Hero, and other noteworthy titles.
    Dunham is the Founder of Dragonhill LLC which specializes in game peripheral design and iOS game design consultation. He has a degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics.

Previous Investors

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    Center for Internet Security