Junaid Islam has over 30 years of experience in secure communications spanning US national security missions and protocol development to founding start up’s. Junaid began his career in 1989 building secure X25 data networks in South America to support counter-narcotics operations followed by Operation Desert Shield in the Middle East. From 1993 onwards Junaid has focused on the development of network protocols including Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) for weapons control system, MPLS priority queuing and buffer management, Mobile IPv6 for Network Centric Warfare and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for Zero Trust. Recently Junaid developed the first interference-aware routing algorithm for NASA’s upcoming Lunar mission.
In addition to Junaid’s work in protocol development he has founded two start up’s including Vidder which was acquired by Verizon to enable Zero Trust for their 5G network. Junaid’s technical contributions have been recognized by the IPv6 Hall of Fame for developing Mobile IPv6 and the Cloud Security Alliance for developing Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) to enable Zero Trust. He frequently writes on national security topics for OODAloop.com.