With a distinguished 30-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including 15 years as CISO, Robert Bigman is a pioneer in classified information protection. He developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation's most sensitive secrets. His responsibilities at the CIA included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response. Bigman's earlier assignments at the CIA included participation in the technical design of the intelligence community's first counterterrorism database and delivery of the Agency's first secure TCP/IP local and wide area network for the Counterintelligence Center. Bigman has received numerous CIA and Director of National Intelligence awards.
Bigman, now an independent consultant, works with the US government, foreign governments and top 50 Fortune corporations, helping them build cybersecurity programs and defeat attacks by the most sophisticated hackers.