About Us

  • Veteran Leadership and Experience

    With over 30 years of leadership experience, both in the military and the corporate world, Kelly C. Kendall brings a unique blend of discipline, strategic thinking, and execution to cybersecurity management. His understanding of how to lead teams effectively translates into well-managed, well-executed cybersecurity programs for clients.

  • Extensive Corporate Experience

    With over 30 years of experience ranging from accounting and financial audits, to advisory consulting, digital transformation, program management, and implementation, our Co-Founder and EVP/COO Chuck Buresh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

  • Comprehensive, Boutique Approach

    Unlike firms that may specialize in only one aspect of cybersecurity, KNC Strategic Services offers end-to-end solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. From governance and compliance to threat assessments and managed security services, KNC has you covered.

  • Expertise in Regulation and Compliance

    Specializing in CMMC, NIST, and other critical frameworks, KNC Strategic Services can not only implement these standards but also help clients understand and meet their compliance requirements. The depth of knowledge here surpasses that of many competitors.

  • Giving Back to the Community

    10% of annual profits go toward supporting military and veteran families. In addition, the firm runs a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program for transitioning military members, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility that potential clients can respect and align with.

  • Authorized and Certified

    As an Authorized CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) and possessing various other certifications such as PMP and CCP, you can be sure you're working with a team that meets and exceeds stringent professional standards.

  • High-Level Assessments

    Through its partnership with CISA AES programs, KNC Strategic Services conducts non-tier-one assessments of High-Value Assets (HVA) for various governmental bodies. The ability to operate at this level demonstrates a high degree of trust and capability that few firms can match.

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Our Mission

To provide creative, innovative, and productive services while focusing on training and hiring veterans and giving back to the American Military and Veteran community.

Our Vision

To become a large contractor that is a dominant player in the government contracting space. To become an organization that our peers respect, is enamored by our clients, provides a family for our employees, and is a major donor to military and veteran families in need.

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Our Company

Our Company

As a trusted Cybersecurity Services Provider, we cater to a diverse range of industries including government, transportation, utilities, defense industrial base and commercial organizations. Our end-to-end services are designed to assist organizations throughout their lifecycle, from inception to maintaining a resilient cybersecurity posture. Our boutique approach means we’re not limited to one aspect of cybersecurity. Embrace the peace of mind that comes with knowing your cybersecurity is in expert hands.

Our Team

Our company was founded by a team of principal management whose diverse and respectable career backgrounds span the U.S. Military and Wall Street. KNC stands for the first names of our three founders, Kelly, Nick, and Chuck. Kelly and Nick are Service Disabled Veterans of the United States Marine Corps. Chuck is the son of a World War II Veteran and is a huge advocate for veterans.

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Mr. Kelly C. Kendall
MBA, PMP, CMMC-CCP
CEO and President
Disabled Veteran (Marine Corps)

Kelly is a multi-faceted Swiss army knife executive with experience in Cybersecurity, Consulting, and Information Technology.  His background is in Business Consulting, Sales, Management, and Marketing within the Information Technology, Financial Services, and Insurance Industries. Kelly served in the Marine Corps Infantry. Kelly has an MBA from Colorado Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Chuck Buresh
MBA, MSCS, CCISO, CISSP
EVP and COO
Son of a World War II Veteran

Chuck is an executive with extensive risk management experience.  He has delivered extremely favorable results to substantial companies in major matters.  He has experience across several industries. Chuck has an MS in Cybersecurity from the University of San Diego, California, an MBA in Management and Operations from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a BS in Business Administration from Michigan State University.  

Alison Norman - Cybersecurity Account Executive

Alison Norman
Sales Consultant

Alison is a Cybersecurity Technology Solution Specialist with 20 years of experience enabling clients to use technology solutions to enhance security, development, and overall better business results.

Alison is experienced in all aspects of technology, specializing in Security solutions, software, training, and services. Alison has extensive experience with Security Intelligence, Security Validation, Security Analytics, Network Security, Code Security, Application Security, Database Security, Security Response and Detection, Cyber Security Assessments, Software Development, Applications, CRM, SaaS, Cloud, Security Orchestration and Automation, cyber risk, Mandiant Services, Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Security, DevSecOps, Cybersecurity Training, SOC, Cyber Risk, Risk, Governance, Compliance, OpenSource Security.

Our Team

Our company was founded by a team of principal management whose diverse and respectable career backgrounds span the U.S. Military and Wall Street. KNC stands for the first names of our three founders, Kelly, Nick, and Chuck. Kelly and Nick are Service Disabled Veterans of the United States Marine Corps. Chuck is the son of a World War II Veteran and is a huge advocate for veterans.

Our Cybersecurity Advisors

Jef Curtis

Jef Curtis

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

US VALOR
Advisory Board Member

Chris Newborn

Chris Newborn

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

US VALOR
Board of Directors Member

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Glen Haddox

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

US VALOR
Board of Directors Member

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Jeff Brown

Cybersecurity Consultant, vCISO

State of Connecticut CISO

Albert Torres

Albert Torres

Cybersecurity Program Manager

  • City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency
  • City of Vernon
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Air National Guard
  • Numerous Defense Contractors (Manufacturing, Technology, Transportation)