Bob Chaput, Founder & CEO
Bob Chaput is one of the healthcare cyber risk management industry’s most innovative leaders, accelerating best practices in a more reproducible and efficient way. Chaput’s enterprise risk management analyses and insights are frequently featured in the country’s top healthcare and cybersecurity publications, industry association journals and popular news sources. Chaput serves on the HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey Advisory Board and was a contributing co-author to an American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) academic textbook on the fundamentals of risk management released in October 2017.
Chaput works with hospitals and health systems of all sizes, including over 40 of the top Integrated Delivery Networks in the country. Chaput helps healthcare organizations not only defend against current cyber threats but also positions them to build capabilities for self-sufficiency to defend against future cyber threats.
Chaput is a recognized expert and speaker in the field of compliance and cyber risk management, a current top-of-mind issue for all healthcare leaders. Each year, Chaput educates and shares his expertise on establishing, implementing and maturing sustainable programs with thousands of healthcare leaders through his webinars and presentations at industry association events, such as the American Hospital Association’s Leadership Summit. He is a highly regarded member of ACHE, CHIME, AEHIS, HIMSS, HCCA, ISC2, HIMSS, ISACA and ISSA.
Chaput’s certifications include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Health Care Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), Certified in Risk Information Security Controls (CRISC), Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), and numerous others. He was recently ranked by Owler, the leading community-based business insights platform, as the highest-rated company CEO in the city of Nashville.
Chaput is the Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning provider of healthcare cyber risk management solutions that is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. As a leading authority on healthcare cybersecurity and enterprise risk management, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems, including Fortune 100 organizations and other federal government institutions with cyber risk management.
Chaput has been responsible for the security of and associated regulatory compliance of some of the world’s largest healthcare networking and computing infrastructures. His direct responsibility and customer experience include safeguarding some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases that require the highest levels of security for employers, healthcare providers, health plans and governments.
Clearwater Compliance was selected for membership in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Clearwater joined 28 cybersecurity market leaders as part of the public-private industry collaboration that is focused on providing real-world, standards-based cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs. As an NCCoE NCEP member, Clearwater has pledged to share its award-winning cyber risk management software, methodology and expertise. Clearwater worked closely with NIST and the NCCoE on a newly published guide (https://nccoe.nist.gov/projects/use-cases/medical-devices) to help healthcare organizations better secure wireless infusion pumps. The new NCEP membership marks a significant step forward in Clearwater’s plans to share best practices with the various critical infrastructure sectors. Additional endorsements for Clearwater are by state hospital associations that represent more than 200 hospitals in Georgia, Montana and Arkansas.