Rich Banta

Co-Owner & CISO, Lifeline Data Centers

Rich is an Air Force Veteran.  He formerly served as the Chief Technology Officer of a major health care system. In Rich’s current role at Lifeline, he is responsible for governance, compliance, information security, data center operations, information technology, client concierge services, and “other responsibilities as required.”  Rich is hands-on every day in the data centers.  He is Co-Inventor on Lifeline’s multiple patents covering power delivery and EMP protection.  Rich holds numerous cybersecurity and data center design and operations credentials.  His industry standing and activities include serving as Current Chairman of the IDCA (International Data Center Authority) Technical Standards Committee, serving as a member of Governor Holcomb’s Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity, serving on the University of Texas San Antonio DEMSO (Domestic Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations) Working Group, and serving on the StateRAMP steering and appeals committees.