Nick Levay

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Nick Levay
New Jersey
Alma materMiddle Tennessee State University
Known forMemeStreams

Nick Levay, also known as Rattle, is an American computer security expert and hacker. He is Chief Security Officer at Carbon Black, a computer security company in the Boston area. From 2008 to 2013 he was Director of Technical Operations and Information Security at the Center for American Progress, a public policy research organization.

Early career as Rattle[edit]

Rattle was the subject of a pioneering profile of hacker culture published in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999.[1]

In 2001, he and Tom Cross co-founded Industrial Memetics and built MemeStreams, a web log and early social networking web site.[2]

Rattle presented at PhreakNIC, an annual hacker and technology convention held in Nashville, in 2005 and 2011. His 2011 talk was on "Counter Espionage Strategy and Tactics".[3]


  1. ^ Hanback, James (October 7, 1999) "Cyber Pirates: Nashville hackers say they are misunderstood". Nashville Scene
  2. ^ "Executive Officers". Industrial Memetics. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  3. ^ "Counter Espionage Strategy and Tactics". Retrieved 2013-08-09.

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