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Richard Staynings

Principal, Cybersecurty Healthcare Leader
Cisco Security

Richard Staynings joined Cisco in November 2014, helping to form a groundbreaking new cybersecurity team that advises and assists Cisco customers on the best ways to protect their business data and technology assets. Richard currently leads Cisco Security for the Healthcare industry supporting Cisco customers right the way around the globe. With more than 25 years experience in cybersecurity, healthcare and client consulting, Richard has lived and worked in over 30 countries and delivered innovative solutions to clients in all of them.

As a former Vice President of a US security software company, Richard has sat on both sides of the advisory table, and can appreciate views through both conceptual lenses. His approach to assisting customers is to nurture, educate and guide executives into making smart cost-effective and business-justified decisions to manage and reduce enterprise risks, and to put in place strategic and tactical plans towards improved security, privacy and compliance.

Prior to joining Cisco, Richard lead CSC’s Global Cybersecurity Consulting Practice for the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry where he supported clients in the Americas, Europe and Australia. Outside of the healthcare industry Richard also served as Chief Information Security and Risk Officer (CISO) 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.

Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Richard can usually best be found in an airport lounge somewhere, while changing planes between client meetings and security or healthcare conferences.

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