About the Author

Richard addresses one of Asian's largest security conferences in Hanoi, Vietnam 2015

Richard Staynings is a globally renowned thought leader, author, public speaker and advocate for improved cybersecurity across the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. He serves on the HIMSS Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee and as a board member of AEHIS, advising HIMSS, AEHIS and CHIME members on security concerns affecting healthcare providers and payers. In addition to supporting these industry groups, Richard has advised numerous government and industry leaders on their healthcare security strategy and defensive posture serving as a 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 also teaches postgraduate cybersecurity courses and is a retained advisor to a number of governments and private companies.

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 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, Cisco, CSC, Intermountain Healthcare, PeaceHealth, PwC, Intel, Microsoft, and 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. 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.

Richard addresses the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston, USA 2017


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