Recorded Webinar: Cybersecurity – Reducing Complexity and Improving Effectiveness


New cyber threats emerge every day. While most enterprises agree that cybersecurity is essential, many aren’t sure where or how to best invest their resources. As a result, they end up using a number of products and vendors to protect their systems.

But that complexity is exactly what causes cybersecurity solutions to fail.

How can you minimize that complexity and improve the overall effectiveness of your cybersecurity solutions? Join NetCraftsmen and Cisco Systems for a free webinar to learn how to better invest your resources and maximize your protection.

During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why many enterprises struggle to effectively implement cybersecurity measures
  • The method most enterprises use to select cybersecurity vendors — and why it often fails
  • How reduced complexity can improve the effectiveness of your solution
  • How a life cycle approach can help you measure and assess your cybersecurity solutions
  • How to determine where to most effectively invest your time and money

Protecting your enterprise isn’t about implementing the most cybersecurity measures. It’s about implementing the most effective solutions.


John Cavanaugh, Architect, Security Practice Lead, NetCraftsmen

John Cavanaugh, CCIE 1066, CCDE 20070002, CCAr, leads an architecture and design practice focused on infrastructure security. Previously he had several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity he led a team managing vendor relationships, network architecture and services. Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco.

Nick Kelly, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Nick Kelly brings over 15 years of security expertise to the Cisco team. He works with all verticals to help organizations understand the business impact of the ever-changing threat landscape. Nick serves on the tech committee for BSides, and enjoys sharing his expertise in Infosec with customers and partners throughout his travels.


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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.