Bob Chaput

IANS Faculty

Bob Chaput is a trusted advisor and confidant to executives and board members seeking cybersecurity and cyber risk expertise to protect the enterprise from internal and external threats. He is adept at anticipating and proactively addressing risk management requirements in emerging regulations (e.g., HIPAA, GDPR, and now SEC cyber disclosure requirements and Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act (CIRCIA)).  Chaput is a sought-after corporate advisor, author, and public speaker working with public, private, and non-profit company boards in regulated industries in overseeing the establishment, implementation, and maturing of their enterprise cyber risk management programs

  • Board and Executive Communications
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
  • HIPAA Regulations and Compliance
  • NIST Risk Management Processes
  • Healthcare

Achievements & Contributions

  • Author: Stop the Cyber Bleeding: What Healthcare Executives and Board Members Must Know About Enterprise Cyber Risk Management (ECRM); also contributed to two books: Wolters Kluwer’s Health Law and Compliance Update and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)’s Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals.
  • Entrepreneur: Founded Clearwater Compliance LLC, the award-winning, leading provider of cybersecurity, risk management, HIPAA compliance software, consulting, and managed services
  • Executive: Built and operated the GE Disaster Recovery Facility; established the first information security program at Johnson & Johnson; established the GRC program at Healthways.
  • Consultant: Led one of the nation’s largest retailers in becoming and remaining compliant with complex HIPAA Regulations; led HIPAA compliance effort with the then-largest ride-sharing company; advised a top Midwestern health system in reducing its cyber liability insurance premiums by implementing a NIST-based enterprise cyber risk management; coached executives at one of the nation’s top 10 health systems in navigating through negotiations with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Certifications & Credentials

  • NACD.DC Directorship Certification®, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • NACD CERT Certificate in Cyber-Risk Oversight

Hobbies & Fun Facts

Travel, Fitness, Reading, Writing, and Co-founded the Chaput-Avery Family Foundation.