Speakers Bio


Richard Staynings is a renowned thought leader, author, public speaker and evangelist for improved cybersecurity across the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. He currently serves as SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer for Clearwater, and in 2017 was appointed as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Cybersecurity committee. In 2018 Richard was appointed to the board of AEHIS.

Prior to joining Clearwater, Richard led cybersecurity for the healthcare life sciences industry at Cisco, where he advised governments and healthcare leaders across the globe on strategies and approaches to securing their IP, PII and PHI data.

CIO, CISO, CRO, CTO, Partner and Principal are some of the titles Richard has held or continues to hold. With more than twenty years experience of both cybersecurity leadership and client consulting Richard has lived in over thirty 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, Cisco, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CSC, Intermountain Healthcare, PeaceHealth, Intel, Microsoft, Symantec & Zurich Finance, 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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Richard Staynings

Cybersecurity Evangelist

Global Cybersecurity Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences


Keynoting one of Asia’s largest security conferences @ Security World, March 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam

Keynoting the Virginia HIMSS Fall Conference, Oct 2017, Williamsburg, VA, USA

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