Speakers Bio

Richard Staynings is a globally renowned thought leader, author, public speaker and advocate for improved cybersecurity across the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. He has served on various industry and international cybersecurity committees, and presented or lectured on cybersecurity themes or concerns all over the world. He has advised numerous government and industry leaders on their healthcare security strategy and defensive posture, and has served 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 is also author of Cyber Thoughts, a leading healthcare cybersecurity blog, teaches postgraduate courses in cybersecurity, health informatics and healthcare management at the University of Denver University College, and is a retained advisor to a number of governments and private companies.

A recovering CISO, with more than 25 years’ experience of both cybersecurity leadership and client consulting mostly in healthcare, Richard has lived in over 30 countries and delivered innovative solutions to organizations in all of them.

Some of his more notable successes include work for: Amgen, Childrens' National, Cisco, Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia, CSC (now split between DxC and General Dynamics), Intermountain Healthcare, PeaceHealth, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 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 or teaching classes, 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 company boards in a pro-bono capacity. 

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