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Principal, Network Security & Architecture

David Krauss

David Krauss is currently a Principal in the Network Security & Architecture group for Ciena Corporation. In this role he is responsible for helping Ciena advance new technologies within the company’s packet networking portfolio through both development and direct customer interaction. One area of focus is network security, both in traditional wireline and in 5G networks. Another area of focus is on exploring how to combine Layer 3 technologies with Ciena’s solutions, as well as how that relates to SDN, NFV and virtualization.

Mr. Krauss has over 25 years of experience working within the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Ciena in 2013, Mr. Krauss held a similar position with Arion Systems, Inc. where he helped design, build and implement a large federal government agency’s IP/MPLS backbone. He also held numerous management positions with Level 3 Communications where he played important roles in the deployment of its North American backbone and its first IP Network in Asia. Prior to that, he worked at MCI helping lay the foundations of the Internet.

Mr. Krauss received both his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) as well as his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from Duke University. He also received a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France. In addition to his academic achievements, Mr. Krauss holds a CCIE and CISSP certification, and is a senior member of the IEEE.

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