About the Author

Richard Staynings is a renowned thought leader, author, public speaker and advocate for improved cybersecurity across the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. He serves as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Cybersecurity committee and currently leads cybersecurity for Healthcare Life Sciences at Cisco.

CIO, CISO, CRO, CTO, Partner and Principal are some of the titles Richard has held. With more than 25 years experience of both cybersecurity leadership and client consulting in healthcare, 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, Intermountain Healthcare, PeaceHealth, Intel, Microsoft, Symantec & Zurich Financial, to name a few.

After spending many years based out of the UK, Australia and various parts of Asia, Richard now resides in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, USA with his family. When he’s not flying between clients and conferences, Richard enjoys most things between mountaineering and scuba diving. Although he doesn’t get to spend a lot of time at home, Richard is active in his local community and serves on several Boards in a pro-bono capacity.

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