John Riggi

National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

American Hospital Association

A 30-year highly decorated veteran of the FBI, serves as the first national advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association. In this role, he serves as a trusted advisor to the leadership of nation’s hospitals and health systems. John is a prominent national advocate on healthcare cyber policy and legislative issues – including providing testimony and briefings to Congress which assisted in the passage of PL 116-321, which provides 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. John works closely with healthcare victims of cyber ransomware attacks during and post attack.

While at the FBI, John served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group, a Senior representative to the CIA and on the NY FBI SWAT team for eight years.  He 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 counterterrorism award.