Brian Isle, PE

Portrait of Brian Isle

Brian Isle, PE

TLI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute


Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota


Mr. Isle is the co-founder and former CEO of Adventium Labs. Brian is also a Fellow at TLI teaching courses in information assurance and risk assessment, including red teaming methodology. Brian continues his research at Adventium with focus on assessment of critical infrastructure safety and security building on two decades of security-related experience. Brian supported the multi-year DOE-funded NESCOR program to improve the cyber security readiness of the next generation power grid. Brian held key roles on several security-related research programs including a DoD program focused on vulnerability assessment for force protection and a Department of Homeland Security program to apply advanced cyber protection technology to control systems for critical infrastructure. Brian is on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota chapter of the FBI sponsored InfraGard, on the Board of Advisors for UMN’s Engineering and Computer Engineering department, a member of the National Classification Management Society, a trained Facility Security Officer, and a professional engineer registered in Minnesota. 

Alternate Job Roles

  • TLI Fellow
  • Senior Fellow and former CEO
    Adventium Labs

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Vulnerability and risk assessment methodology and tools for cyber/physical security. Methods, analysis, and technology to improve Smart Grid cyber security readiness. 


  • Entrepreneur with expertise in building and leading high performance technical research teams
  • System engineer with focus on cyber/physical security and safety
  • 20+ years in government R&D contract research

Co-founder and former CEO of Adventium Labs, Director of Communication and System Architecture Lab at Honeywell Labs, have consulted with many corporations including Lockheed, General Dynamics, MTS, and medical devices companies.

M.S. in Security Technologies

Selected Publications

Isle B, Freeman R, Glantz C, Stoddard M, Melton R, Hester MS, Sands C, Muehrcke C, Morgen MC, Coles G., Summary of SCADA Cyber Self-Assessment Working Group, 2009.

Boddy M, Bennett B, Isle B, Isle R., NASA Planning and Scheduling Applications: Emerging Technologies and Mission Trends, 2004.