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Cybersecurity Merger: CyberWire, CyberVista Join Forces, Launch “News to Knowledge” Network

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CyberWire, a B2B cybersecurity audio network, has announced a strategic merger with cybersecurity workforce development company CyberVista. Together, the companies are launching the N2K ("News to Knowledge") Network, according to a prepared statement.

This is technology M&A deal number 926 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

CyberWire, founded in 2012, is based in Fulton, Maryland. The company has 53 employees listed on LinkedIn. CyberWire's areas of expertise include cybersecurity news and podcasts.

CyberVista, founded in 2016, is based in Arlington, Virginia. The company has 57 employees listed on LinkedIn. CyberVista's areas of expertise include cybersecurity, information technology and workforce development.

Introducing N2K Networks

N2K serves a "news to knowledge" network and parent company of CyberWire and CyberVista, according to the businesses. It is led by CyberWire CEO Peter Kilpe, who holds the same title with N2K, and CyberVista CEO Simone Petrella, who serves as president of CyberWire and CyberVista.

Meanwhile, N2K expands CyberVista's technology platform, the company indicated. It helps CyberVista develop cyber workforces, enter new markets and create original "news to knowledge" audio brands.

In conjunction with its launch, N2K also has announced a $5.4 million Series A funding round led by conglomerate holding company Graham Holdings Company. The funding will help N2K explore ways to grow its "news to knowledge" network, the company noted.

What "News to Knowledge" Network Means to MSSPs

N2K is committed to helping MSSPs and other organizations "tackle the skills gap in a way that actually solves the needs of the cyber community and builds more resilient workforces," Petrella said. To do so, N2K will provide education and media to help the cyber community combat emerging threats.

Furthermore, N2K will offer news, education and workforce training solutions to MSSPs and other organizations. In doing so, N2K will help these organizations "across the full stack of their needs," Graham Holdings President Timothy O'Shaughnessy stated.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.