Recently retired from the position of Chief Information Security Officer to the Central Intelligence Agency, a position he has held for the past 15 years. As the Agency CISO, his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response.  He also served as the Agency’s designated officer for all discussions with the information security industry and its commercial partners. A pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Mr. Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets and has worked in every area of information and data security.  His 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.  In recognition of his expertise and contributions, Mr. Bigman has received numerous CIA and Director of National Intelligence awards.