About KLC Consulting. We're a cleared candidate C3PAO firm who specializes in flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC and NIST 800-171
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About KLC Consulting

CMMC and NIST 800-171 Compliance Solutions


KLC Consulting inspires confidence that CMMC compliance can be achieved timely and affordably. We educate, protect, and empower U.S. defense industrial base companies.

For two decades, we’ve provided information security services that protected leaders in financial services, IT, manufacturing, software, engineering, and other industries including members of the Fortune 500. Now we specialize in providing flexible CMMC 2.0 and NIST 800-171 compliance solutions for U.S. DoD contractors and subcontractors.

Educate

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

Protect

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

Empower

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

Call for a Complimentary No-Cost Consultation: 617.314.9721  x158

About KLC Consulting. We're a cleared candidate C3PAO firm who specializes in flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC and NIST 800-171
About KLC Consulting. We're a cleared candidate C3PAO firm who specializes in flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC and NIST 800-171

KLC Consulting is a Candidate C3PAO company

We are a cleared candidate C3PAO firm. Our team of cybersecurity experts inspire confidence that you will achieve CMMC compliance timely and affordably.

About KLC Consulting. We're a cleared candidate C3PAO firm who specializes in flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC and NIST 800-171

Our Team of CMMC Compliance Specialists


We inspire confidence that CMMC compliance can be achieved timely and affordably.

About KLC Consulting. We're a cleared candidate C3PAO firm who specializes in flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC and NIST 800-171.  Kyle Lai

Kyle Lai,
President and CISO

CCP (Certified CMMC Professional)

Pending: PA (Provisional Assessor), PI (Provisional Instructor)
CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, CDPSE, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

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

Nationally recognized as a 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 affordable CMMC compliance solutions for:

  • Manufacturers,
  • Aerospace companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Software development companies, and
  • MSP/IT companies;

Kyle also serves as CMMC vCISO advisor to large clients.

Over 6,200 people follow Kyle on LinkedIn.

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 public.cyber.mil – 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.

  • Brown University – Graduate Cybersecurity Program
  • Lone Star College – Cybersecurity

Advisory Board Member

  • Lone Star College – Cybersecurity Bachelor of Applied Technology

Software Developer

Kyle is also 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.

Member:  InfraGard (FBI Sponsored), ISSA, AFCEA, OWASP, IAPP, Texas CISO Council
Past Certification: MCSE, DISA System Administrator II

Areas of Expertise:

  • 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)

LinkedIn | YouTube

Speaking Engagements and Training

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 cmmc@klcconsulting.net

About KLC Consulting. We're a cleared candidate C3PAO firm who specializes in flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC and NIST 800-171. Paul Casassa

Paul Casassa

Director of Operations

Paul manages all administrative and financial 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 3,000 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.

LinkedIn | YouTube

Eric Lunsford

Senior Security Engineer
Certifications: Secure Infrastructure Specialist, Operations Specialist

Eric’s depth of knowledge in NIST 800-171 and CMMC, distinguished military service record, and warm, friendly demeanor inspire confidence. His areas of subject matter expertise include:

  • DFARS 252.2041-7012, -7019, -7020, and -7021
  • Recommending improvements to information security practices
  • Tailoring policies, procedures, compliance tools, and methodologies
  • Creating client work product templates
  • Compliance project management, leadership, and communications

Eric is a highly-decorated military service veteran. He’s an Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran, served 9 years in the US Marine Infantry and Combat Arms, 6 years in Protective Security Services, and 5 years in the US Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of E-6 Staff Sergeant and performed cybersecurity threat detection and mitigation duties.

LinkedIn | YouTube

Graphic image About KLC Consulting.  We provide flexible and affordable solutions for CMMC compliance

Our CMMC and NIST 800-171 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 overlapping areas of specialized practice to provide a comprehensive service approach. We staff DoD 8570.01-M Certified Security, IT Audit, and CMMC-AB Provisional Assessors.

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.

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

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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!

KLC Consulting CMMC YouTube channel, for more information about KLC Consulting

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

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