Chief Security Strategist
HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee and AEHIS Board Member
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 as a board member of AEHIS – (the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security) and on the International HIMSS Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee where he has assisted hundreds of health systems globally in their cybersecurity risk management transformation efforts.
A recovering CIO, CISO, & CTO, Richard currently serves as Chief Security Strategist for Cylera.
With more than 25 years’ experience of both cybersecurity leadership and client consulting in healthcare, Richard has lived in over 30 countries and helped deliver innovative solutions to organizations in all of them. Some of his global successes include work for: Amgen, Cisco, CSC, 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 is currently based in the shadows of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 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 local boards in a pro-bono capacity.