Speaking & Training

Kyle Lai

President and CISO

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Kyle Lai, President and CISO at KLC Consulting.

CCP (Certified CMMC Professional)
Pending: PA (Provisional Assessor), 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 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, 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 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.

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)

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 cmmc@klcconsulting.net for more information.

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