Boston, MA
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sep. 11-13, 2017

Richard Staynings

Cybersecurity Healthcare Life Sciences Leader
Cisco Systems / HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee

Richard Staynings has spent much of the past 25 years evangelizing the need for improved security across the world’s healthcare providers. He recognized early-on that the ‘sense of trust’ and ‘mission’ of those who dedicate their lives to helping others, didn’t always extend beyond hospital walls, and that the industry was highly vulnerable.

Having lived in over 30 countries, and been exposed to the nuances of healthcare in each of them, Richard has developed perhaps a broader understanding of life sciences security than most. 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.

In his current role as global leader for cybersecurity across the healthcare life sciences industry at Cisco, Richard acts as a thought-leader, author, public speaker and advocate of improved security and privacy for payers, providers and pharmaceutical organizations.

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 Colorado. He serves on several Boards in a pro-bono capacity and was recently appointed to serve as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee.

September 13, 2017
1:15pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom

‘Security is an industry where we are continually developing new solutions without understanding the problem we are trying to fix’.

This session discusses the adoption of new and emerging tools and approaches to secure healthcare data and IT system availability. Tools like NGFW, Micro-Segmentation, Biometrics and MFA, Blockchain, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and AI. Tools that boost automation, protection, visibility, and intelligence, leading to improved threat detection, and containment of inevitable attacks.

As with any new tool or approach, security leaders need to fully understand the costs, benefits and drawbacks before adoption, and how quickly, easily or difficult each tool can be integrated into the existing infrastructure. Furthermore, they need to be able to articulate and defend exactly what business risk gaps, each tool will address, what business benefits it will provide to the organization and what legacy tools it will retire.

As security leaders, we need to work smarter, not harder, and with an average 65 disparate security vendors in each US hospital, we need to consolidate to a smaller, leaner and more manageable toolbox.

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