Avani Desai

avani-desaiCompany: Schellman & Company, LLC

Position: Executive Vice President

Twitter: @AvaniDe

Avani Desai is a Principal and the Executive Vice President at Schellman. Avani has more than 15 years of experience in IT attestation (SOC, HIPAA, HITRUST), risk management, compliance and privacy. Avani’s primary focus is on emerging technology issues and privacy concerns for organizations. Avani is an active writer, speaker, and enjoys spending her time educating people on security and privacy.

Articles by Avani Desai

Not For Profit Shouldn’t Mean Not Safe

Not for profits (NFPs) are an integral part of society and have vast economic contributions to the United States GDP.  According to The Independent Sector, non-profits account for 5.5% of the GDP – the equivalent of $805 billion. NFPs have the arduous job of overseeing and assisting some of the most vulnerable adults, children, and …

Patient Privacy within a Complex Eco-System

Patient Privacy within a Complex Eco-System

The planets are aligning against the privacy of every individual who uses a healthcare system; those planets being complexity and new technologies. Modern medicine has to deal with massive numbers of patients and the routes taken by patient data are often highly convoluted, complex and open to error. As the system currently stands, patient information …

Data Breach in your CRM System.

Data Breach in your CRM System. Do you know the Risks?

Today’s modern CRM systems are vital to your business’ success. CRM data now holds every aspect of your business’ proprietary information from corporate intelligence to sales data; as well as your customers’, from buying patterns to PII. A data breach to your CRM could be devastating to your organization resulting in lawsuits or irreparable harm …