Bob Chaput, CISSP, HCISPP, CRISC, CIPP/US – CEO and Founder

Over the past 35 years, Bob has worked as an educator, an executive and an entrepreneur.   He has assisted businesses and individuals in developing highly secure information technology (IT) strategies that are tightly linked with their business strategies and goals.  His workshops, seminars, writings and consultations reflect his knowledge, humor, enthusiasm and vision.  Given world events, increasingly more stringent security, privacy and compliance regulations around safeguarding personal and healthcare information (PII and PHI) along with increased business dependency on technology, his passion and focus is in helping organizations establish, operationalize and mature their information risk management programs.

He doesn’t simply write about and talk about it!  He’s been there, done that and continues to be an active information risk and compliance executive.  Bob is no stranger to managing and protecting large amounts of data – his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy.  Bob’s experience as an EVP & CIO and general manager of leading publically-traded global organizations at GE, Johnson & Johnson and Healthways for 30+ years equips him to help others make informed decisions about information privacy and security and implement more effective solutions.  His business career spans many years of increasingly greater responsibility for all aspects of regulatory compliance and information security, with 20+ of those years covering the highly data-regulated healthcare industry.  As an educator, he has continued to expand and update his knowledge base through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.

In addition to his practical experience, he holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Health Care Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), and numerous other technical certifications. Mr. Chaput earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and two advanced certificates from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.  He has been an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University and the ITT Technical Institute and is a Certified ISC2 HCISPP Instructor.

Bob is listed in Who’s Who of American Executives and is a member of ACHE, AEHIS, HIMSS, HCCA, HCAA, CAHP, ISC2, HIMSS, AHIMA, ISACA and ISSA.  He is active in the community and has served on several non-profit and advisory boards. He mostly recently served on the executive committee of the Board of the Nashville Technology Council for several years.

Mr. Chaput created and moderates the HIPAA HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel™, a group of industry experts who provide robust discussions on these regulations in monthly forums.  His company is a Co-Sponsor of ANSI’s PHI Project, a study of risks and costs associated with the unauthorized disclosure in addition to his participation on the Oversight Committee.

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