Vijay D’Souza


Vijay D’Souza, CISSP, CCISO, CEH, CISA, is a partner with specialized expertise in cybersecurity assurance and advisory solutions. Throughout his career, he has led efforts related to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), audits and reviews of government cybersecurity and information technology issues, as well as ransomware and DoD cybersecurity. Vijay has testified before Congress several times and appeared in national and local media as an expert in cybersecurity issues.

Vijay joined Sikich through the 2022 acquisition of Cotton & Company, a sophisticated leading organization in the local, state and federal government space. He is a D.C.-area native and currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his spouse and dog.


  • Master of Business Administration, University of California Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Vijay D’Souza's Areas Of Expertise