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AHA Appoints Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

February 22, 2018
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that John Riggi has joined the association as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk.

Riggi, who spent nearly 30 years with the FBI in a variety of assignments, will bring his practical and strategic cybersecurity and risk knowledge with the association’s more than 5,000 members, AHA officials said in the announcement.

After leaving the FBI, Riggi led the cybersecurity and financial crimes practice at Chicago-based accounting and consulting firm BDO USA, where he worked closely with the AHA to develop and lead AHA’s cybersecurity education and awareness initiatives.  

At the FBI cyber division, he led the national program to develop partnerships with healthcare and other infrastructure sectors for the investigation and exchange of information related to national security and criminal cyber threats. As such, Riggi played a national strategic role in the investigations of the largest cyber attacks targeting healthcare, government and other sectors. Riggi also served as a representative to the White House’s Cyber Response Group, Financial Services Steering Committee.

“Cybersecurity is on the top of every health leader’s mind,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said in a statement. “And John is nationally recognized as one of the best experts out there on healthcare cybersecurity. His strong credentials and expertise will go a long way in helping the field strengthen their defenses against rampant cyber and physical threats.”

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