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About KLC Consulting

Kyle Lai

President and CEO

Kyle is President and CISO of KLC Consulting, a cleared CMMC-AB C3PAO Candidate company. He is also a CMMC Registered Practitioner, Provisional Assessor, and Provisional Instructor.  

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 Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Kyle now develops affordable compliance solutions for small to medium-sized Manufacturers, Engineering firms, Software Development, and MSP/IT companies and serves as CMMC vCISO to larger Aerospace and Manufacturing clients.

Kyle’s distinguished career includes consulting for very recognizable 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.

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. Kyle holds the top security and privacy certifications, including CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, CDPSE, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

Member:  InfraGard (FBI Sponsored), ISSA, AFCEA, OWASP, IAPP, Texas CISO Council
Certifications: CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, Palo Alto ACE, Varonis CE
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)

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