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Lawrence Cruciana

Chief System Engineer
Charlotte, NC | San Francisco, CA | West Palm Beach, FL
Lawrence Cruciana is the founder and President of Corporate Information
Technologies, CIT. He studied Electrical Engineering and Physics at the
University of North Carolina, Charlotte where he learned the importance of
quantifying technical systems. In his current role, he serves as the Cyber
Security lead for CIT’s FinTech and regulated business practice. Focusing on
smaller organizations that have information-centric risks. Lawrence’s current
areas of interest and research involve improving the information security
(InfoSec) posture and self-detection capacbilities of potential security breaches
within smaller fintech/financial organizations. This work has created technology which reduces the
time between security breach and detection by over 97%.
With over 20 years of Information Technolgy experience in regulated businesses, His work has been
published in national media including CRN, ChannelPro, MSPMentor, and the Charlotte Business
Journal. He’s been a featured presenter cross-industry conferences including most recently the 2019
RSA conference. Lawrence continues to actively architect next-generation information systems which
employ leading security controls in organizations of all sizes. He has designed and implemented
hundreds of cybersecurity and cyber-risk programs that incorporate key control frameworks including
NIST Cyber Security Framework, and 20 CSC, amongst others. As an active member of the cyber
security community, he is engaged in mitigating supply-chain vulnerabilities introduced by Smaller
Businesses with specific emphasis on improving the overall security of IT Managed Services
organizations (MSP’s). In 2017, the Business Journal recognized Lawrence as one of Charlotte, NC’s
40 under 40 most influential business leaders.