Richard Staynings

Richard Staynings

Chief Security Strategist @Cylera

Cybersecurity Evangelist

Currently employed at Cylera, Cercone Learning Systems, RMCS

Previous: Clearwater Compliance, Cisco, CSC Cybersecurity, IMagic Software, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


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    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 on the HIMSS Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee and as a board member of AEHIS, advising HIMSS, AEHIS and CHIME members on security concerns affecting healthcare providers and payers. In addition to supporting these industry groups, Richard has advised hundreds more governments and CxOs on their healthcare security strategy and defensive posture. CIO, CISO, CRO, CTO, Partner and Principal are some of the titles Richard has held or continues to hold. With more than 20 years’ experience of both cybersecurity leadership and client consulting in healthcare, Richard 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. A dynamic professional with strong communication and relationship building skills, who can quickly establish trust with others and to effectively communicate his vision in a compelling way to both the top and bottom of the organization. A driven executive known for being energetic and self-motivated with a proven track record of delivering highly successful security and technology projects. An innovative, insightful cybersecurity and technology professional, with a thoughtful strategic and intellectual approach to management and problem resolution. A transformation leader with the ability to inspire and motivate staff and partners to achieve great results, yet willing and able to roll-up his sleeves to ensure the highest levels of success. Learn more about Richard @ Follow Richard on Twitter @rstaynings and subscribe to his healthcare cybersecurity blog @ Hear what Cylera is doing to secure medical devices and other Healthcare IoT (HIoT) at


Chief Security Strategist

At Cylera

From April 2019 to Present
Cylera, [] is a patient-centric medical device cybersecurity and intelligence company focused on changing how healthcare providers protect and manage their medical devices, operational technology, other IoT devices. Cylera’s MedCommand™ solution provides cybersecurity and...
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

At Cercone Learning Systems

From January 2013 to Present
Lead and direct most aspects of technology architecture from applications to infrastructure and security in a pro-bono capacity for this emerging and revolutionary learning system. This includes eCommerce and remote learning strategy and systems to local educational instruction technology.

Chief Information Officer (CIO)


From 2007 to Present
Rocky Mountain Chinese School (RMCS) is a non-profit educational institution whose mission is teaching and sharing the Mandarin language and cultural traditions of the Chinese-speaking world. Since 1985, it has educated more than a thousand children and adults in the...
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SVP Chief Security and Trust Officer

At Clearwater Compliance

From April 2018 to February 2019
Clearwater Compliance : is a top-ranked, award-winning healthcare cyber risk management and regulatory compliance company. As the leading strategic partner to hospitals and health systems, its mission is to assist in successfully managing healthcare’s evolving...
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Global Cybersecurity Leader for Healthcare Life Sciences

At Cisco

From November 2014 to November 2017
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. As a $48bn global technology company, Cisco is leading the security of the ‘Internet of Everything’. Richard built, led and established Cisco's security...
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Principal and Global Leader for Healthcare Cybersecurity

At CSC Cybersecurity

From 2008 to October 2014
CSC, is a $17bn leading international global consulting, systems integration and outsourcing company. CSC has 92,000 employees in 80 countries worldwide and has been in business for over 50 years. The company boasts over 2,500 cybersecurity professionals and operates 6 global...
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Vice President Client Services

At IMagic Software

From 2005 to 2008
iMagic Software is a leader in the strong authentication software market and is the owner of 'Trustable Passwords' a performance based biometric cadence authentication solution. Essentially, iMagic Software has perfected a method for authenticating people simply by the...
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Principal Consultant

At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

From 1997 to 2005
Information Security Lead - Rocky Mountains, Information Security Manager, Technical Architect, Technology Strategist, eBusiness Expert, Project Manager. PricewaterhouseCoopers was formed in 1998 by the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers Lybrand, two of the world's leading...
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