CyberVista is a cybersecurity workforce development company.

Our mission is to build and strengthen organizations by providing cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to drive defense.

Our story.

CyberVista was founded in 2016, but our history reaches back near 85 years. This is how we’ve come to serve you and your organization today. 


Stanley Kaplan starts tutoring students in the basement of his parents’ Brooklyn home. Many of his students were from immigrant families, eager to pursue higher education and achieve success in America.

Today, Kaplan is one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers—with 12,000 employees working across 28 countries—serving individuals, businesses and universities worldwide.


Kaplan, now with over 100 centers around the US, is acquired by The Washington Post Company. The Washington Post Company became the Graham Holdings Company following the sale of The Washington Post in 2013.


SelfTest Software and Transcender, both founded in 1992. Kaplan Professional acquired SelfTest Software in 1999, followed by Transcender in 2003, creating the largest IT test prep business in the industry.


CyberVista launched at CES in 2016 with the mission of solving the skills gap across the cybersecurity workforce. Leveraging over 80 years of high-quality assessments and learning science methodologies, CyberVista set out to change the way that organizations improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their valued team members.

CyberVista Timeline

Kaplan IT Training joins forces with CyberVista as a single company in October 2018.  Together as one company, CyberVista moves forward to forge a successful path for the future of the cybersecurity workforce for both practitioners as well as the organizations that they empower and defend.

Our leaders.

Simone Petrella CyberVista
Chief Executive Officer
Simone Petrella

Simone Petrella is CEO and Co-Founder of CyberVista.  Previously, Simone was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she helped build the firm’s cybersecurity practice in the commercial sector focusing on the creation of cyber fusion centers and the integration of cyber threat intelligence, security operations, and cyber defense operations into effective cyber security operations. For a decade she led the firm’s all source cyber threat intelligence business in the national security and Defense sectors, where she built out a threat capability and team with in depth subject matter expertise in all aspects of cyber threat intelligence, including intelligence support to both defensive and offensive operations. Her areas of specialty included predictive cyber intelligence based on an understanding of the threat adversary and developing service offerings to integrate intelligence into exercises to provide realistic cyber scenarios.

Simone received her J.D. with honors from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government and a M.A. in International Law and Policy. She is a member of Women in International Security and is admitted to the New York Bar. A native of New Jersey, she has resided in Washington D.C. since 2000.

Jung Lee is Chief Product Officer at CyberVista with responsibility for the design, development, delivery, and management of all professional education courses including certification test preparation and workforce development.

Jung was previously responsible for the product development and curriculum design programs at Kaplan, MCAT and GRE. He believes his entrepreneurial and operational background – he started and operated an opportunistic hedge fund – and his analytic nature are major assets in his current role. Jung attended Harvard University where he graduated with a BA in Biochemistry before earning his MBA at Babson College.

Jung Lee CyberVista
Chief Product Officer
Jung Lee
Patrick Mullan
VP of Sales and Marketing
Patrick Mullan
Delvin Benjamin CyberVista
Sr. National Account Director
Delvin Benjamin
Jenn Herroon CyberVista
Sr. National Account Director
Jenn Herroon
Jeff Welgan CyberVista
Exec. Director, Professional Training
Jeff Welgan
Joseph O'Neill CyberVista
Exec. Director of Marketing
Joseph O'Neill
Breanne Winter CyberVista
Director of Operations
Breanne Winter

Open positions – apply today.

Want to
join us?

We’re growing fast and looking for the right folks to come and join in on our journey. Is that you? Check out our open positions and put in an application today.