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Richard Staynings

Richard Staynings is a globally renowned thought leader, author, public speaker and advocate for improved cybersecurity across the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry - an industry in which he has focussed for much of his career. He has served on various healthcare security working groups, as a Board Member of AEHIS, and on the HIMSS International Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee among others. Richard has advised numerous international governments and industry leaders on their healthcare security strategy and defensive posture serving as an expert witness and subject matter expert on government Committees of Inquiry into some of the highest profile healthcare breaches.

Richard is currently Chief Security Strategist for Cylera, a pioneer in the space of medical device and HIoT security. He additionally teaches postgraduate cybersecurity and health informatics degrees at the University of Denver University College, and is a retained advisor to a number of governments and private companies. He is also the author of Cyber Thoughts, a leading healthcare cybersecurity blog.

CIO, CISO, CRO, CTO, Partner and Principal are some of the titles Richard has held or continues to hold. With more than 25 years’ experience of both cybersecurity leadership and client consulting, Richard has lived in over 30 countries and delivered innovative solutions to organizations in all of them. Working in both an executive leadership and consulting capacity, Richard has sat on both sides of the advisory table, and can appreciate views through both conceptual lenses.

Richard has assisted in the success of innovative start-ups, to many of the world’s most successful public companies. Some of his more notable successes include work for: Amgen, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cisco, CSC, Intermountain Healthcare, PeaceHealth, PwC, Intel, Microsoft, and Zurich Financial, to name a few.

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