Junaid Islam has 35 years of experience in secure communications. His protocols, algorithms and architectures have been incorporated into a broad range of commercial and US national security networks.
Junaid began his career in the late 80s as an Expeditionary Communications Technician. 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.
Currently Junaid is developing new protocols for secure Smart City applications such as Energy and Transportation systems. Additionally Junaid also developed a new packet scheduling algorithm for wireless communications that integrates priority, network load and RF interference data. This new algorithm will be incorporated by NASA to enable multi-hop space communications.