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John Riggi

John Riggi, having spent nearly 30 years as a highly decorated veteran of the FBI, serves as the first national advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association and their 5000+ member hospitals. John leverages his distinct cyber, criminal investigation and national security experience at the FBI and CIA to provide trusted strategic cyber and risk advisory services to the nations' hospitals and health systems.

His trusted access to healthcare leaders and government agencies enhances John's unique national perspective on cyber and risk issues and greatly contributes to the AHA’s policy and advocacy efforts. John represented the nation's hospitals in testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on cyber threats to hospitals in Dec . 2020. This assisted in the passage of PL 116-321 , providing regulatory relief for HIPAA covered victims of cyber attacks. In 2021, John’s prominent advocacy encouraged the government to raise the investigative priority level of ransomware attacks to equal that of terrorist attacks.

In various leadership roles at the FBI, John served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group and a senior representative to the CIA. He also served as the national operations manager for terrorist financing investigations. John also led counterintelligence field surveillance programs in Washington DC and financial crimes and terrorist financing squads in New York City. John ultimately rose to the ranks of the Senior Executive Service and in that capacity led the FBI Cyber Division national program to develop mission critical partnerships with the healthcare and other critical infrastructure sectors. John held a national strategic role in the investigation of the largest cyber -attacks targeting healthcare and other sectors.

He also served on the NY FBI SWAT Team for eight years. John is the recipient of the FBI Director's Award for Special Achievement in Counterterrorism and the CIA's George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the CIAs highest award in this category. John presents extensively on cybersecurity and risk topics and is frequently interviewed by the media.

Session: Cyber Security Preparedness

Thursday, Oct. 20 | 11:05 a.m.

Learn the latest risks to your organization; discuss high-impact ransomware attacks, legislative and policy developments and learn what you can do for cyber incident response preparedness.