In a series of posts titled Everything Independent, we explore automation in all its technological forms, including old business assumptions about the term itself. Autonomy is not just about the future of automobiles and personal mobility, but also a broad and autonomous future in areas such as security automation, automation, workforce, automation – or augmentation – of the workforce, automation of AI/machine learning training models, and industry standardization.
Recently, we checked with OODA Network member Junaid Islam, a well-known expert in cybersecurity, about an “automated persistent threat test.” We continue this conversation to discuss the growing cyber risks that companies face due to the current geopolitical environment and the actions they need to take to mitigate cyber and operational risks.
Junaid is a senior partner at OODA. He has over 30 years of experience in secure communications and has led the development of several network protocols including precedence and multi-level readiness (MLPP), MPLS priority queue, mobile IPv6 for network-centric warfare, and software-defined perimeter for zero-trust. He founded Bivio Networks and Vidder, the first Zero Trust access control solution and sold it to Verizon. Currently, he advises the Department of Defense and NASA on networking projects, and has recently developed the first interference-aware routing algorithm. Junaid is also on the board of directors of XQ Message, a data protection startup in zero-trust security.
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