Junaid Islam, co-founder of XQ Message, is a cybersecurity expert with 30 years of experience in secure communications. His background spans field operations to the design and development of protocols. Junaid’s technical contributions have been incorporated into a broad range of commercial and government networks.
Junaid started his career in 1989 building data networks for the U.S. and Canadian governments in South America and the Middle East. From 1993 onward, Junaid focused on the development of network protocols including Priority PVC Frame Relay which became the DoD’s first MLPP implementation, IP-ATM interworking protocol which became the foundation for MPLS at Cisco, and the first Mobile IPv6 client for Net-centric Warfare. Currently, Junaid is leading the development of Zero Trust Architecture and Quantum-Safe communications systems.