Alion Science and Technology Chief Information Security Officer Jim Rigney has led the company through numerous upgrades.
He modernized Alion’s security architecture by eliminating and replacing redundant, standalone technologies and appliances with solutions like next-generation firewalls that tie together critical components for more coordinated protection.
He enhanced Alion’s endpoint protection with industry best practice tools, leveraging traditional signature and heuristic technologies together, and outsourced tier-one security monitoring to a state-of-the-art industry leader to provide more robust, 24/7 coverage.
Rigney also supported Alion’s enterprise rollout of Microsoft 365 Cloud First initiative and automated many functions that were manual. He represents Alion externally to the federal government and defense industrial base community on issues related to cybersecurity strategy, policy and assurance. He is currently preparing Alion to obtain Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
With over 30 years’ industry experience, Rigney is an organizational change agent and collaborative leader whose management acumen and ability to build customer relationships speaks for itself. He has a history of building cybersecurity organizations from the ground up and served as an original member of the Defense Security and Information Exchange, making him a standout in the cybersecurity peer community.
Rigney will continue focusing on security modernization and will upgrade policies and processes to meet the demands of the CMMC regulations and increase advanced threat and vulnerability management — tying together data from various platforms to produce specific, actionable intelligence to thwart attacks.