About Us

Griffon Force, a Naples, FL, based company, was founded by:

  • A nationally recognized Identity Fraud expert with over ten years of experience;
  • A network security engineer with over 17 years of experience;
  • An Apple and Microsoft authorized IT advisor with over 30 years of experience;
  • A data security expert formerly with the National Security Agency; and
  • A nationally recognized fraud litigation attorney with over 20 years of experience.

For years our founders, through their respective companies, assisted identity theft and cyber-attack victims.  Victims ultimately had their identities restored, however, they felt that the process of dealing with multiple companies was overwhelming. Griffon Force brings together the skills, knowledge and experience of our founders to offer a customized, comprehensive cyber-identity services to individuals and families like your. .

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Carrie Kerskie:  Ms. Kerskie is the President and CEO of Griffon Force.  Ms. Kerskie’s focus at Griffon Force is on providing clients with comprehensive and personalized risk assessment and reduction services, data privacy consulting, and when needed, identity theft restoration and investigation.    She is a key member of the Collier Identity Theft Task Force and founding Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University.  Ms. Kerskie is a highly sought-after national speaker, trainer, and consultant on the topics of data privacy, identity theft, risk assessments, employee training, risk reduction, and identity restoration.  Ms. Kerskie appears regularly on various news programs as an identity theft and data privacy expert.  She is the author of the book, “Your Public Identity: Because Nothing is Private Anymore,” and a contributing writer for Agingcare.com.  In 2014, Congressman Diaz-Balart lauded Carrie with a Congressional Record for her work on identity theft.  In 2015, Carrie worked with Florida Representative Kathleen Passidomo to successfully revise Florida’s identity theft laws to make business identity theft a crime in Florida.

 

 

Dennis DiGiacomo:  Mr. DiGiacomo is Vice President,Chief Cyber-Identity Advisor, Apple and Microsoft Professional. Mr. DiGiacomo focuses on technology and risk reduction and data security. He is generally the first on scene and provides immediate solutions for identity theft and cybersecurity breaches.  He has a wealth of  experience in Information Technology consulting, education, training, data protection, and troubleshooting solutions for the Apple and Windows based platforms in both residential and commercial environments.  Specialties include front line defensive and offensive Identity Theft strategies for prevention and restoration.  Forensic Data recovery and a background in Home Automation with 36 years of Professional Audio/Video, phone and security camera solutions. Mr. DiGiacomo is also a Ret. LT Paramedic/Firefighter.

 

 

Chris Vernon:  Mr. Vernon is General Counsel and Director or Expansion at Griffon Force and the Managing Partner of Vernon Litigation Group. Vernon Litigation Group is a  law firm that handles the litigation and arbitration of complex financial matters throughout the United States, including the representation of victims of identity theft and related cybersecurity breaches.  Mr. Vernon is a member of and frequent speaker for the Collier County Identity Theft Task Force and has made television, radio, and speaking appearances regarding issues relating to identity theft and investment fraud. Mr. Vernon also regularly provides continuing education for CPAs, CFAs, trust and estate attorneys, regulators, and business litigators on issues related to financial fraud.

 

 

Greg Scasney: Mr. Scasny is a board member of Griffon Force. Mr. Scasny’s educational background is in electrical engineering and technology.  Mr. Scasny’s specialties include data security, data eradication, network security, ethical hacking, data forensics, data recovery, and protecting businesses with best-of-breed solutions along with education and awareness and a proven methodology to assure that companies are doing everything within their power to defend against cyber-attacks.

 

 

 

 

 

John Benkert:  Mr. Benkert is a board member of Griffon Force. Prior to his work in the private sector, he served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Benkert was part of an airborne tactical weapons team and logged hundreds of combat hours.  In the Air Force, he tracked deep space satellites as a member of Air Force Space Command and served as a host liaison in the American Embassy Oslo, Norway, working directly with the Norwegian government.  His last military assignment was at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he received the prestigious National Scientific Achievement Award for his technological innovations in the field of data security.