An ironclad network means optimized organizational processes. NetCraftsmen® works tirelessly to ensure network security while keeping impact on functionality to a minimum. Our Security solutions are available as discrete, consulting projects or can be added to our Craftsmen Assurance® Managed Services solutions through an ongoing, fixed-monthly-fee engagement.

To best define which security components need to be installed and where, our consultants:

  • Learn how your network and systems are used to support your organization’s efforts.
  • Assess how an adversary can use this against you.
  • Identify the true vulnerabilities that can impact your organization and its existing data structures.

Effective security today means much more than standing up a firewall. The network design has to provide appropriate segmentation, separating different levels of user or server security and providing strong controls over sensitive data access. All components also need to provide data for centralized monitoring that not only identifies a security breach, but also pinpoints the affected systems, and provides means to make the right fix.

To achieve an optimal result, we create a working partnership encompassing initial planning and design, phased deployment and recommendations for ongoing management — always engineered toward total support for your processes. Every NetCraftsmen engagement provides clients access to the entire NetCraftsmen team of best-in-class professionals. You’ll never get traded-down.  We empower our team of experts to do what’s right, every time.

Recent projects

  • Healthcare Provider – NetCraftsmen is providing ongoing security consulting services to a large healthcare provider as it moves its services to a hybrid architecture.
  • Global Research Organization – NetCraftsmen is leading the security team for a Global Research Organization, supporting their outsourced Security Operations Center.
  • National Energy Company – NetCraftsmen is providing ongoing support in a multi-year project to migrate to next generation firewalls.

NetCraftsmen ranks #8 on the list of the largest Cyber Security companies in Greater Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal.

Contact us to learn more about our Security solutions.






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.