Governance & Risk Management , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Operations

Profiles in Leadership: Richard Harrison, healthAlliance, New Zealand

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Richard Harrison, CISO, healthAlliance

As the CISO at the healthAlliance in New Zealand, Richard Harrison is focused on visibility and security-by-design from initiation through the design-build-operate process, to achieve excellence in security operations. healthAlliance is New Zealand’s largest shared services organization for the health sector.

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Trying to keep abreast of the threat landscape to ensure that the organization's program is aligned with emerging threats and that we understand the risks to the business is the number one priority, he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of CyberEdBoard's ongoing profiles in leadership series, Harrison discusses:

  • The importance of visibility and security-by-design;
  • Key career milestones and learnings;
  • Tackling contemporary challenges in cybersecurity.

Harrison is CISO at healthAlliance. He is an award-winning global cybersecurity leader who understands the need for security risks to be balanced against the objectives of the business and demands of users. This includes, in a healthcare setting, the need for patient safety and outcomes to be a priority.


About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.




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