Andrea Rigoni

Andrea Rigoni has been working in the Internet and Information Security sector for more than 24 years. Andrea is Director General of the “Global Cyber Security Center” GCSEC, a no-profit Foundation based in Rome dedicated to Cyber Security (International Policy & Cooperation, Education and Research). Andrea serves also as advisor to the CEO of the Italian Postal Company on Digital Services and Digital Identity; he is advisor to the Italian Government on Cyber Security, member of PIAC Board at ISACA and served the ICANN review team of the Security, Stability and Resilience of the DNS.

Between 2009 and 2010, Andrea worked at Booz & Company as a Senior Associate leading Cyber Security projects and providing independent consultancy to National Governments, European Institutions and European Critical Infrastructures.

He is a subject matter expert on Digital Business, Internet, ecommerce and Cyber Security. He is member of different expert groups, including the ISO subcommittee on Information Security and he is actively involved in many international initiatives and expert groups. In his role, he is responsible of three EU Funded Projects for the Protection of the European Critical Infrastructures, in particular in the area of Cyber Intelligence, where he is working with other Governments to define international standards.

From 2003 to 2008 he worked for Symantec initially as responsible of the Services and Consulting Business Unit Startup, then as director of European Commission and Critical Infrastructure Protection, developing a solid business and a track record of successful government projects funded by European Commission. Projects involved many EU governments including UK, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Estonia and Sweden. Between 2003 and 2006 Andrea developed the Consulting Business in Italy and Middle East, positioning Symantec in a leadership position and overachieving targets for all three fiscal years.

He began his activity in 1992 as an IT consultant to OFM, an NGO represented at the United Nations, working in Italy and US. In 1995 he started a company that has been among the firsts to develop the concept of Security as a Service. In 2000 he entered Getronics where he became responsible of the Security Business Development and later responsible of the Mission Critical Organization. He led many large Security Projects, both for Government and for Private Companies.

Andrea has an extensive experience leading with Governments and International organizations as European Commission and United Nations agencies (ITU, UPU, UNICRI).