Brandon Iske

Chief Engineer, Security Enablers Portfolio (ID2), Cyber Development Directorate | Development and Business Center
Defense Information Systems Agency


Brandon Iske serves as the Chief Engineer for the ID2 Security Enablers Portfolio that includes Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Identity Credential Access Management (ICAM), Zero Trust (ZT) Architecture, and Software Defined Enterprise (SDE) for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

He started his career at DISA through the agency's recent graduates intern program. From 2010 through 2013, he was with the Endpoint/Enclave Defense team on the Host Based Security System (HBSS) program as the release manager, moving up to the lead engineer. In fall of 2013, he helped initiate the agency's Mobility program as the unclassified Mobile Device Management (MDM) lead, helping to grow the service in stable and scalable fashion to over 50,000 managed devices. He was promoted in early 2016 and became the DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability (DMUC) program lead, which oversaw unclassified mobile capabilities to include DMUC's implementation of derived credentials. In early 2017, he was selected to join the Cyber Directorate's Innovation cell, focused on assured identity. He led Purebred, DoD's mobile derived credential solution, as well as future efforts focused on mobile multifactor authentication and mobile device key attestation. Starting in late 2018 through 2020, he led the initial planning, acquisition, and execution of DISA’s support to DoD enterprise ICAM capabilities for authentication services and account lifecycle management.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. He is a National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Alumnus.


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