Mr. John Riggi
Head of Cybersecurity and Financial Crimes Unit BDO Consulting Managing Director
John Riggi leads BDO’s Cybersecurity and Financial Crimes Unit, having spent nearly 30 years as a highly decorated veteran of the FBI, and a former representative to the White House Cyber Response Group and Financial Services Steering Committee.
During his time at the FBI, John developed mission critical partnerships in the healthcare sector and all critical infrastructure industries for the investigation and exchange of information related to national security and criminal cyber matters, as well as national initiatives to warn of specific cyber threats. Between 2014 and 2016, he played a strategic role in the investigation of every major cyber incident in the U.S. John also has extensive experience investigating complex healthcare fraud and related financial crime schemes.
John presently works with the American Hospital Association to lead strategic cybersecurity risk management training for the organization’s more than 5,000 hospital CEO members. In partnership with the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), John, who was named a member of the governing board, played a key role in the development and implementation of the new HITRUST Threat Catalogue, a first-of-itskind tool aligned with the HITRUST CFS Controls, designed to improve a healthcare organization’s ability to prioritize security program activities based on a greater understanding of the risks they face.
In addition, John is an official private sector validator for the White House’s Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination, a policy intended to improve collaboration between the public and private sectors to combat significant cyber threats potentially impacting public health and safety, national security or economic security.
Previously in his career, John served in the FBI’s Washington Office Intelligence Division, the New York Office High Intensity Financial Crimes Area Task Force, and was National Operations Manager for its Terrorist Financing Section. He also served at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. John is the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for leading a highly successful classified terrorism financing interdiction program, and also received the CIA George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the CIA’s highest award in this category. He is frequently quoted in the media as a leading authority on cybersecurity and counterterrorism topics and has presented extensively on both subjects.