Bob Chaput

IANS Faculty

Bob Chaput, author of Enterprise Cyber Risk Management as a Value Creator and Stop the Cyber Bleeding, founded Clearwater Security, a leading provider of security services, where he now serves as executive chair. With over 40 years of experience, he advises Fortune 100 companies and government agencies. Chaput educates industry leaders through articles, presentations, and webinars and holds numerous professional certifications. His work has been featured in major publications like Modern Healthcare and The Wall Street Journal and has been recognized by CyberCrime Magazine as a 2024 Cybersecurity Pundit.

  • 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) (2020) and Enterprise Cyber Risk Management as A Value Creator | Leverage Cybersecurity for Competitive Advantage (2024)
  • 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
  • CCP, CyberAB

Hobbies & Fun Facts

Travel, fitness, reading, writing, and co-founded the Chaput-Avery Family Foundation.