Mr. Rife has over 30 years of experience in information technology and specializes in
cybersecurity, technology risk, and technology compliance. In the early 1990’s He formed
Zero One Communications, a technology integration and consulting firm which specialized
in system and network architecture, security, design, and deployment. During his years at
Zero One Communications, he delivered high-level consulting solutions to executives for a
variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing,
governmental, and institutional clients. In 1998 Mr. Rife founded Rife Consulting Group, a
technology risk advisory practice. Rife Consulting Group was rebranded in 2020 as Blair
Carlisle. His experience includes projects and consulting, and compliance for numerous
companies across the globe.
Recently selected client assignments include:
- Strategy and requirements for the build and move of a new physical hospital facility and migration all on-prem systems to the Cerner cloud-based clinical and financial platform.
- Advising multiple SaaS startups as fractional CISO, CIO, or Compliance Director,
providing direction and insight to IT risk and compliance matters to ensure business
objectives are achieved.
- Numerous projects regarding internal control development and information security
for global clients, including review of relevant compliance requirements including
SOX, HIPAA, SOC 1, SOC 2, NIST, ISO27001, GDPR, CCPA, PCI-DSS, and other
- Working with multiple companies regarding alignment of IT risk and internal control
through mergers and acquisitions.
- Strategy and requirements for a complete hospital pharmacy automation for a
national hospital network.
- Development of strategy and security compliance requirements for a number of higher education clients in the US.
- Design and strategy for deployment of completely new secure network
infrastructure for a worldwide manufacturer of heavy equipment.
- Security, compliance, and control development consulting for numerous technology and services firms.
- Blair Carlisle IT Risk Advisors, Managing Principal (24 years)
- Holbrook & Manter, Director of IT Risk Advisory Practice (23 years)
- Co-Chair Allinial Global – Service & Organization Control (SOC) Community of Practice (3 Years)
- Zero One Communications, Vice President (9 years)
- Certifications and Credentials: CISA, CISSP, CDPSE, ISO 27001 LA