John Riggi is the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk for the American Hospital Association. Formerly he was a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Technology Advisory Services practice. He spent nearly 30 years as a highly decorated veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After leaving his post as FBI Section Chief for the Cyber Division Outreach Section, John led the development of mission-critical partnerships with the private sector for the investigation and exchange of information related to national security and criminal cyber threats. John leverages his unique experience in both cyber and financial crimes investigations to advise organizations on cyber risk management strategy and program design, incident response, threat intelligence, and financial crimes, including anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
John served as the senior FBI representative to the White House Cyber Response Group and Financial Services Steering Committee, leveraging his deep knowledge of global cyber threats. He also held a national strategic leadership role developing private-sector outreach initiatives. His mandate was to transform them from reactive to proactive for every major FBI cyber investigation since 2014, including attacks against the entertainment, government, financial services, health care and energy sectors. He also served in the FBI’s Washington Office Intelligence Division, New York High Intensity Financial Crimes Area Task Force, and was National Operations Manager for its Terrorist Financing Section. He also served at the Counterterrorism Center of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
John is the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for leading a highly successful classified terrorism financing interdiction program and the CIA George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the CIA’s highest award in this category. He has published and presented extensively on cybersecurity and counterterrorism topics.
The Cyber Threat Landscape and Risk Mitigation Strategies for Hospitals
This presentation on the current cyber threats facing hospitals includes a description of the threat actors, their motivations and the techniques they use to penetrate hospital networks to steal valuable data or insert ransomware. Based upon his extensive experiences at the FBI and at BDO, John Riggi discusses what hospitals can do to assess their cybersecurity risks and offers approaches for how to employ practical and effective risk mitigation strategies.
- Information Technology and Data Analytics
- Breakout Presenter
- Group Facilitator
- Keynote Presenter