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Richard Staynings

Cybersecurty Healthcare Leader
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Richard Staynings leads Cisco’s Cybersecurity Services for Healthcare Life Sciences - supporting payers, providers and bio-pharmaceutical organisations across the globe. A renowned thought-leader, author, and public speaker, Richard joined Cisco in 2014 to act as an evangelist for improved security and privacy across the industry, and to advocate, advise and assist Cisco customers on the best ways to protect their business data and technology assets.

With more than 25 years experience in both cybersecurity leadership and consulting, Richard has assisted in the success of innovative start-ups, to many of the world’s most successful public companies. He 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.

Prior to joining Cisco, Richard led CSC’s Global Cybersecurity Consulting Practice for the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. Outside of the healthcare industry Richard has also served as Chief Information Security and Risk Officer (CISRO) for a major global financial services company, has been Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a number of Silicon Valley start-ups, and currently serves in a pro-bono capacity as CIO and CISO for several not-for-profits.

Richard was recently appointed as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee. 

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