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About Level Effect

From cyber product to training provider

Those Who Can Do, Teach Stuff Too...

Through a chance encounter at the NSA, two cyber nerds set out to "do a startup" and were ultimately successful in creating a network-aware endpoint technology that was patented and acquired. Simultaneously, the duo embarked on a mission of providing practical cyber training to fill the gaps that hackers are all too happy to take advantage of. Somehow, even cooler people joined the team and made things better than ever.

The Level Effect Team

Greg Ake

Co-Founder and Instructor

Greg has been in the cyber game for more than 19 years between the U.S. Air Force, National Security Agency (NSA), and the private sector. He's currently a Senior Threat Researcher, hunting and detecting adversaries across millions of endpoints and thousands of customer networks.

Rob Noeth

Co-Founder and Instructor

Rob has more than 10 years' experience as a senior CNO software engineer and systems architect within the NSA. He's got extensive knowledge in architecting and engineering distributed systems, web applications, microservices, and data analysis platforms.

Anthony Bendas

Co-Founder and Instructor

Anthony manages Level Effect's operations and content development. He has more than seven years of security industry experience in consulting, penetration testing, and engineering roles, and more than ten years in management. He's OSCP certified.

Will Nissler

Infrastructure Lead and Instructor

Will has more than eight years of experience in cybersecurity and six years with the Intelligence Community, supporting cyber operations during his time in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. After his military career, Will transitioned into the private sector where he worked as a Systems Administrator and Security Engineer. Will currently works as a Senior Security Analyst and moonlights to handle the deployment and management of Level Effect's cloud infrastructure.

Rachel Bishop

Marketing Lead

Rachel is passionate about making high-quality education accessible to those who want it, which made Level Effect an obvious fit for her to continue executing on that passion. A lifelong learner herself, she’s a graduate of the Spring 2022 Cohort of Level Effect’s CDA Bootcamp and a Cyber Defense Certified Professional. Her day gig is at PDQ as a Content Marketing Manager.

Jessica Landa

Admissions Coordinator

Jessica is a superhero of multitasking, ready to conquer any challenge that comes her way. With more than 15 years of paralegal experience under her belt, she's a true maestro of analysis, leaving no stone unturned and no detail overlooked. Jessica is known for her expertise in managing complex schedules, coordinating office operations, and showcasing exemplary organizational skills.