Financial Services

We Understand Financial Services

Every industry faces unique challenges. The financial services industry is faced with adapting quickly to keep pace with changing consumer and corporate expectations while meeting the compliance standards of one of the most regulated industries in our economy.  NetCraftsmen® solutions empower financial institutions with new capabilities to securely retain, retrieve, and analyze the staggering amount of data that financial transactions generate, as well as manage data veolcity and veracity. Increased agility is essential as institutions shift away from legacy systems while they proactively maintain their IT infrastructure and security in order to meet compliance standards.

NetCraftsmen’s continuous compliance and governance solutions help ensure your organization meets regulatory standards now and in the future.

Recent projects

  • Lifecycle assessments for a large institution reviewing the current state of their IT network and infrastructure as well as providing ongoing re-evaluation and optimization.
  • Comprehensive security policy redesign and deployment to achieve regulatory compliance, implement robust governance, and satisfy audit requirements at both the application and infrastructure levels.
  • The implementation of a virtualized server infrastructure to support expedited consumer application deployment, as well as enhancing network edge and VPN security services.

Our services are available as ongoing, fixed-fee engagements with our Craftsmen Assurance® Managed Services, as discrete consulting projects, outsourced IT services, or as a combination of the three. We take the time to identify and understand your specific needs, so we can customize a solution that’s just right for your organization.

To learn more about our financial services solutions, contact us.




Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.