CMMC Consultants working collaboratively to understand your specific needs and develop your most cost-efficient plan to achieve CMMC compliance

About KLC Consulting

Meet Our Team

Kyle Lai, President and CISO at KLC Consulting.

Kyle Lai

President and CISO

Paul Casassa, Director of Operations at KLC Consulting.

Paul Casassa

Vice President

Layla Remmert

Director of Cybersecurity Services

The Department of Defense relies on the entrepreneurial companies and innovative, hard-working employees of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) to create cutting-edge capabilities for our warfighters.

John Sherman, CIO for the Department of Defense

And KLC Consulting helps DIB companies protect the sensitive information they handle in service of their DOD contracts. Professionally speaking, we get out of bed every day – eager to collaborate with people who contact us for help.

We hear the unease and uncertainty about DoD cybersecurity from people in Fortune 500 companies and small companies alike. We instill a thorough understanding of Cyber DFARS and CMMC requirements and build your confidence that compliance is attainable and affordable.

One of the things that really stood out to us was the [KLC] team’s dedication to ensuring that we fully understood every aspect of the process. They were always available to answer our questions and made sure we had a clear understanding of the material. We are extremely grateful for the support and expertise provided by KLC Consulting.

Client:  Primary Flow Signal

Why KLC Consulting

KLC Consulting distinguishes itself through a spirit of advocacy in our work with clients. We know your challenges first-hand because we’ve “walked the talk” to CMMC compliance. We prioritize empathy, fair pricing, and collaboration to help you achieve your compliance goals.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized organizations. We are 100% devoted to NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance for Manufacturers, Aerospace, Engineering Firms, Software Development Companies, and IT MSPs. Our staff possesses the most advanced certifications in information security and privacy. And we have first-hand experience organizing and executing even the most complex cyber DFARS compliance programs for companies transacting DoD business through hierarchies of CAGE Code Entities.

The Best Consulting, the Best Technology Recommendations

KLC Consulting doesn’t just offer parts of the solution. We meet you where you’re at and bring you all the way to CMMC “assessment ready” with our flexible “as much or as little help as you need” approach to compliance. We provide you with the best CMMC consulting services and recommend the best CMMC technology solutions available today.

KLC Consulting – an Authorized C3PAO Company

We specialize in Cyber DFARS and CMMC. It’s what we do. It’s all we do.

Kyle Lai

President and CISO

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Kyle Lai, President and CISO at KLC Consulting.

Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)
Pending: Certified Assessor(CA) & PI (Provisional Instructor)

Kyle completed all requirements for Cyber-AB certification as a Registered Practitioner, Provisional Assessor, and Provisional Instructor and awaits final certification from the U.S. Department of Defense. Kyle serves as CMMC vCISO advisor for KLC Consulting’s large clients.

Nationally recognized as a DoD cybersecurity expert with over 20 years of experience in cyber and I.T., Kyle assesses and architects NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance solutions for U.S. Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies. He consulted as a security advisor to several Fortune 500 companies and the DoD. Kyle now specializes in developing cost-effective CMMC compliance solutions for: Manufacturers, Aerospace, Engineering, Software Development, and MSP/IT companies.

Kyle’s distinguished career includes consulting for high-profile clients like ExxonMobil, Zoom, DISA, Boeing, HP, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, Akamai, and PwC. He served as the former CISO to Pactera (a Blackstone Portfolio Co.) and Brandeis University – Heller School. Kyle was also an operations manager for DISA Cybersecurity Portal (predecessor of – a department within the U.S. Department of Defense). 

His broad cybersecurity expertise spans security strategy, policies, program management, vulnerability management, penetration testing, incident response, business continuity, regulatory compliance, application security, and third-party risk management.

Areas of Expertise:

  • CMMC for Multiple CAGE Codes
  • NIST 800-171 / CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification)
  • IT Security Advisory
  • Information Security Policy Development
  • Third-party Vendor Security Risk Assessment
  • Certification & Accreditation (C&A)
  • Penetration Testing / Vulnerability Assessment
  • Incident Response
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Cloud Security
  • US, EU Privacy Regulations M&A Due Diligence Assessment
  • Application Security (OWASP)

Kyle is a guest lecturer at Brown University’s Graduate Cybersecurity Program and Lone Star College’s Cybersecurity program where he also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the school’s Cybersecurity Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree program.

A cybersecurity entrepreneur at heart, Kyle is the creator of the ubiquitous SMAC MAC Address Changer software. Over 3 million users globally have come to rely on SMAC to test and address security and privacy issues. In addition, he is a member of InfraGard (FBI Sponsored), ISSA, AFCEA, OWASP, IAPP, Texas CISO Council and has past certifications in MCSE, DISA System Administrator II.

Speaking Engagements and Training

With over 7,000 followers on LinkedIn, Kyle is a popular expert cybersecurity keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and CMMC trainer. Speaking engagements and training sessions are available onsite and virtually. Inquire at for more information.

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Paul Casassa

Vice President

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Paul Casassa, Director of Operations at KLC Consulting.

Paul manages all business matters for KLC Consulting. His focus is on client success, process improvement, and marketing initiatives to advance the reputation and growth of the firm. Paul produces KLC’s informational and educational videos featured on this website, LinkedIn Page, and YouTube channel – that cover the latest trends in DoD cybersecurity and CMMC 2.0.

KLC Consulting’s YouTube cybersecurity videos have been watched over 4,500 times.

Formerly Paul served in the commercial real estate industry. He was the Director of Property Management for the UMass Medical School in Worcester MA, and CFO of an international real estate development company that developed and operated the Turquoise Reef Resort and Casino – Turks & Caicos, BWI.

Paul graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. He also completed an Executive Certificate Program with the MIT Sloan School of Management in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy.

Layla Remmert

Director of
Cybersecurity Services

Layla Remmert: Director of Cybersecurity Services

Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA)- Pending
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Layla leads the delivery of KLC Consulting’s cybersecurity & compliance services for our US Defense Industrial Base clients. She developed top-shelf expertise over 16 years of progressive experience, including five years with Booz Allen Hamilton as the team lead of 17 assessors. Layla also earned Bachelor and Master degrees in English Language and Literature/Letters. Her subject matter expertise, collaborative spirit, and superior communication skills make her a highly sought-after cyber DFARS compliance expert.

Our NIST 800-171 and CMMC Consultants

KLC Consulting utilizes a dynamic business operating model to maintain a staff of about 30 specialized personnel resources through a combination of W2 employment, 1099 contracting, and strategic partnerships. We’ve worked with many of our cybersecurity experts for more than 10 years and continue to expand our list of top consultants to meet our client’s needs.

We possess 3 essential character qualities

  • High personal integrity
  • Technical “chops” in a specialized practice area
  • An ability to inspire confidence in our solutions through clear, concise communication skills

Our consulting team possesses possesses the most advanced certifications and first-hand experience organizing and executing even the most complex cyber DFARS compliance programs..

The KLC Consulting team saves you time and money and helps you become CMMC assessment-ready. Our list of top industry certifications is available here.

Call for an Introductory No-Cost Consultation: 617.314.9721  x158

Kyle Lai, Certified CMMC Professional CCP

KLC Consulting is an Authorized C3PAO Company

We are an Authorized C3PAO Company. Our team of cybersecurity experts inspire confidence that you will achieve CMMC compliance timely and affordably.

KLC Authorized C3PAO


We educate our clients with the knowledge that cybersecurity breaches are largely preventable with the right combination of people, processes, and technology.


We protect our client’s confidential information so they can pursue corporate goals and conduct their global missions with assured security and privacy.


We empower our clients through solutions designed to achieve U.S. DoD cybersecurity compliance and gain a competitive advantage in landing contract awards.

Follow Our Easy Step-by-Step Process to Becoming CMMC Compliant

CMMC Consulting

Helps to Remediate Your POAM Items

KLC Consulting’s DoD cybersecurity experts coordinate with your team to support all areas of NIST 800-171 and CMMC. Let’s get started on your CMMC Compliance program!

Check out our YouTube channel and LinkedIn pages for the latest informational and educational resources for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

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