Lawrence Cruciana

Founder and President

Lawrence Cruciana is the founder and president of Corporate Information Technologies (CIT). He leads CIT’s cybersecurity business practice, focusing on businesses that handle high-value and regulated information. Under Lawrence’s leadership, CIT has intentionally specialized in bringing enterprise-IT experience into smaller organizations that have information-centric risks. Lawrence’s current areas of research involve improving the information security posture and self-detection capabilities of potential security breaches within smaller fintech/financial organizations. This work has created technology that reduces the time between security breach and detection by over 97%. With over 20 years of information technology experience in regulated enterprise businesses and as a managed IT services provider (MSP), he brings a unique insight on whole-ecosystem information risk, third-party access management, IT systems design best practices, and the IT operational challenges encountered by businesses across a wide variety of industries. This experience has led to providing commentary to numerous national publications as well as being featured in trade journals and media including CRN, ChannelPro, MSPMentor, and the Business Journal.  

He’s a sought-after presenter on information risk and information security topics at numerous conferences across a wide variety of industries. These have included the RSA Conference, ISSA International Summits, and numerous regional and local events. As a “highly-rated” RSA Conference speaker, his unique high-energy presentation style engages both executive and technical audiences. Lawrence continues to actively architect next-generation information systems that 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, among others. As an active member of the cybersecurity community, he is engaged in mitigating supply-chain vulnerabilities introduced by smaller businesses with specific emphasis on improving the overall security of IT MSPs. His efforts in this area are reflected in his contributions to the forthcoming NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NIST - NCCoE) Managed Services Provider Cybersecurity Framework (NIST MSP-CSF). His commitment to the industry as a whole doesn’t stop with these professional achievements.  

Since 2007, Lawrence has led a nationally recognized, award-winning middle school technology and cybersecurity educational program to educate and inspire the next generation of technology and cybersecurity leaders. Because of these achievements and continued commitments to his local community, in 2017, the Charlotte Business Journal recognized Lawrence as one of Charlotte, N.C.’s “40 under 40 most influential business leaders.”