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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.

Jordan Linden

Infrastructure Engineer

Jordan brings a wealth of development and infrastructure knowledge to our team, backed by his extensive experience. He has also built and runs a successful language learning platform. Notably, Jordan is the only student in the history of our CDA Program to achieve a perfect 100% score in all areas.

Jessica Landa

Admissions Coordinator

Jessica is an experienced paralegal who brings strong organizational skills to the team. She pays close attention to detail and is proficient in managing complex schedules and coordinating office operations.