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Expert Practitioner Junaid Islam Discusses 5G Security and Functionality at OODAcon

Junaid Islam has been a member of our OODA Network from the beginning, helping provide context on a range of issues. His background as an entrepreneur, CEO and CTO and advisor to government has positioned him well to help bring actionable insights from dynamic situations.

Junaid Islam has 30 years of experience in secure communications. His protocols, algorithms and architectures have been incorporated into a broad range of commercial and national security systems.

In the 90s he developed the first implementation of Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) for US Department of Defense C2 applications using Frame Relay at StrataCom. At Cisco Junaid contributed to the priority queuing and buffer management for MPLS routing. Junaid next developed the first working Mobile IPv6 client to enable fast hand-off as well as IPv6 address scrambling for high side networks for the DoD’s Netcentric Warfare program. Most recently Junaid developed the first network-based Zero Trust Architecture using Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) which was adopted by NIST for their Zero Trust specification 800-207.

Junaid is well known in the networking community. Junaid was recently appointed to the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) to lead their 5G security activities on topics such as Zero Trust, Network Slicing and Quantum Safe Encryption. Junaid is also Research Fellow of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Co-Chair of the SDP Zero Trust Workgroup.

In this video Junaid highlights some of the most important use cases for 5G and also discusses what CEOs, business leaders and government experts should know about the security and functionality of 5G.

Also see:

Considerations Regarding America’s Latest 5G Strategy

The Executive’s Guide to 5G: Here is what you need to know for your strategic planning

The Executive’s Guide To Quantum Safe Security: Take these steps to make your enterprise quantum proof

Four National Security Experts Discuss Critical Technologies at OODAcon


Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of OODA LLC, the technology research and advisory firm with a focus on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity which publishes Bob is the co-host of the popular podcast The OODAcast. Bob has been an advisor to dozens of successful high tech startups and has conducted enterprise cybersecurity assessments for businesses in multiple sectors of the economy. He was a career Naval Intelligence Officer and is the former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency.