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Nirali Chawla

Director, Federal Advisory

KPMG in the U.S.

Nirali has over 16 years of experience providing a wide range of services to public sector clients including financial and information technology audit services, information assurance and security services, and establishing entity-wide internal audit and security programs. Her experiences have entailed improvement in business processes and internal controls, with a focus on assisting clients in complying with laws, standards, and guidelines such as DoDAF, FEA, ITIL, COBIT, FISCAM, FISMA, FFMIA, CFO Act, NIST, and OMB. Nirali has substantial experience in security control/risk assessments, security policy assessments/development, threat and vulnerability assessment efforts, and implementation of role-based access control across enterprise and cloud environments.


Education and qualifications

  • MBA, Computer Information Systems, Suffolk University

  • BS, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

  • Accounting Certificate, University of Pittsburgh

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

  • Information Security Assessment Methodology (IAM)

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Foundations

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)

  • Educational Chair, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Women in Intelligence Group

  • Member, Intelligence National Security Alliance (INSA) Cyber Intelligence Sub Council

  • Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

  • National Asian American Society of Accountants (NAASA)

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  • Washington D.C., US

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