Strategic Cybersecurity and Risk Issues for Health Care Leaders in a COVID-19 World

ASHRM On-Demand Webinar

Speaker: John Riggi

Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00


Domain: Health Care Operations

Level: Foundational

Buy Now

This presentation will discuss cyber risk and how it has the potential to affect all aspects of a health care enterprise.

Now, more than ever, as our response to COVID-19 has necessitated a great expansion of on-site and remote network connected technologies, hospital and health leaders need to understand the technical, operational and enterprise cyber risks present in this environment and the potential impact to their organizations.


  • • Discuss how cyber risk goes far beyond being an “IT” issue and how cyber risk manifests itself as operational risk, enterprise risk and strategic risk to the organization – and most importantly, how cyber risk may be a risk to patient care and safety
  • • Identify the nature of the threat, the techniques and motivations of sophisticated cyber criminals and nation state adversaries who are stealing patient data, medical research and deploying ransomware
  • • Discuss how to prepare and respond to a cyber incident including a ransomware attack which may interrupt patient care operations and pose a risk to patient safety


Product Code 322008OD20
ASHRM CE Credits 1.0
CNE Credits 1.0
Domain Health Care Operations
Level - Foundational (F), Practitioner (P), Advanced (A) F
Publication Date 9/16/20
Next Review July 2021

For questions regarding this webinar, contact

Speaker Bios


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 also led counterintelligence field surveillance programs in Washington DC. Ultimately, John served as the senior executive for the FBI Cyber Division 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. John was recently selected to serve on the FCC hospital robocall protection group which will make recommendations on reducing unlawful robocalls to hospitals. 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..