Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 – Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry’s first cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, today proudly announced Simone Petrella as the second member of their advisory board. Simone is currently the Chief Cyberstrategy Officer at CyberVista and is responsible for developing, communicating, and executing strategic initiatives. She also leads product development and delivery of cybersecurity training and education curriculums as well as workforce initiatives for executives, cyber practitioners, and continuing education. With over a decade of experience in the cybersecurity industry, both government and commercial, she will advise SCV and its portfolio members on their strategic workforce initiatives.

“Qualified and innovative people underlie all facets of cybersecurity technologies and services, including those part of the incredible portfolio of companies at SCV,” said Simone Petrella, Advisory Board Member of Strategic Cyber Ventures.  “I am thrilled to be working with SCV to continue to identify and partner with cutting-edge companies tackling some of the hardest security problems.”

Previously, Simone led Booz Allen Hamilton’s all-source cyber threat intelligence business within the Defense Intelligence Agency and later, in the commercial sector, helped financial and retail clients design and build cyber fusion centers.

Simone graduated with honors from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and is barred in New York. She also attended Georgetown University graduating with both a BA in Government and an MA in International Law and Policy.

Hank Thomas, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures said, “The war on infosec talent is raging. Simone’s experience as a cybersecurity management consultant, and access to cutting edge cyber training and educational resources, will give SCV and our portfolio companies a major advantage over the competition.”

About Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV)
Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and founded in January 2016 by a team of knowledgeable cyber operators, Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV) invests in cybersecurity companies that disrupt advanced cyber adversaries and are revolutionizing the cyber product marketplace. The team at SCV has deep roots in both U.S. government and commercial cybersecurity communities. SCV’s mission is to advance cybersecurity through expert investment in synergistic teams and technologies that can solve the world’s security problems. If you’d like to learn more about SCV, please visit:

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