Alion Appoints Jim Rigney as a CISO


Alion Science and Technology recently announced that Jim Rigney, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Alion Science and Technology, is named one of the Top 10 CISOs to Watch in 2021 by WashingtonExec.

The WashingtonExec CISO seeks to recognise those responsible for actively and efficiently putting the right tools, strategies, and enterprise vision in place to secure and protect organisational information and technologies. These CISOs oversee identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining processes enterprise-wide to safeguard data assets and minimize cyber risk, and they take an active role in understanding the evolving threats.

“I am honored to have been recognised by WashingtonExec alongside other leading industry CISOs,” said Jim Rigney, Alion CISO. “Our industry has seen tremendous expansion in the CISO role and security technology and implementation within our organisations to safeguard enterprise data, customer data and employee data. Being vigilant is a top priority.”

Jim has been in the IT industry for more than 30 years with the last 20 focused on cybersecurity. He is an organisational change agent and collaborative leader with excellent customer relationship and management acumen. Jim is responsible for Alion’s IT security strategy, IT security program and architecture, and security operations for the enterprise. He oversees all data and information security policies, standards, evaluations, and provides cybersecurity internal governance and develops and implements cybersecurity interventions and responses to external events.

Jim has a history of building cybersecurity organisations from the ground up and served as an original member of the DIB and Defense Security and Information Exchange (DSIE) organisations, making him a standout in the cybersecurity peer community. Jim is also a DC CISO governing member of Evanta, a Gartner company.