John Riggi

Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk
Experience Summary

jriggi@aha.org
(O) +1 202-626-2272
(M) +1 202-640-9159


John Riggi, having spent nearly 30 years as a highly decorated veteran of the FBI, serves as the first senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association and their 5000+ member hospitals. John leverages his distinctive experience at the FBI and CIA in the investigation and disruption of cyber threats, international organized crime and terrorist organizations to assist on policy and advocacy issues and provide trusted advisory services for the nations’ hospitals and health systems. His trusted access to hospital leadership and government agencies enhances John’s national perspective and ability to provide uniquely informed risk advisory services.

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 was also the FBI national operations manager for terrorist financing investigations. John 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.

John currently co-leads a national HHS/healthcare sector task group to develop resources to assist the field in managing cyber risk as an enterprise risk issue. John launched a national campaign with the AHA and government agencies to help members protect medical research against foreign threats.

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.

Related Resources

Infographics
Public
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, known as SVR, poses a significant risk to U.S. and allied government networks.
Letter/Comment
Public
The AHA shares with Senate and House leaders the association’s recommendations for infrastructure investments that should be included in an upcoming…
Guides/Reports
Public
Health care is increasingly moving to a digital platform. Recent major investments in health information technology, such as electronic health records and…
Issue Landing Page
The AHA has created a panel of a limited number of highly-reputable and qualified cybersecurity service providers to support AHA member hospitals and health…
Testimony
Public
John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on defending…
Special Bulletin
Member
Federal agencies this morning are providing new information on an imminent ransomware threat to U.S. hospitals.