The INL Wireless Security Institute advances and focuses national research efforts on challenges associated with the secure use of 5G (and beyond) and related spectrum. This workshop will focus on the security and resilience of 1) 5G devices and networks, 2) 5G cellular drone operation, and 3) 5G spectrum sharing. It will build on the output of the first workshop held in February 2020 where an invited group of 75 wireless security researchers and leaders from U.S. government agencies, universities, and industry identified the critical 5G security challenges facing the nation.

Additional Information: Wireless Research  •  5G Wireless Technology

Previous Workshops: Salt Lake City, February 2020

Workshop Information

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Virtual Tours: 8:30-10:30 MST (6:30AM-8:30 EST)

WHERE: Online
Once registration is confirmed, virtual links and information will follow.

Registration Information

Cost: FREE
Deadline: November 10, 2020


Arup Bhuyan


BhuyanArupjyoti (Arup) Bhuyan is a wireless researcher in the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Technical Director of the INL Wireless Security Institute. The focus of his research is on secure implementation of future generations of wireless communications with scientific exploration and engineering innovations across the fields of wireless technology, cybersecurity, and computational science. Specific goals are to assure communications among critical infrastructure systems supporting control of the electric grid, emergency response, and nationwide unmanned aerial systems. Arup has extensive industry experience in wireless communications from his work before he joined INL in October, 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Yale University. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Daniel J. Elmore


elmoreDan Elmore is Director of Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience and the Idaho National Laboratory. He also serves as the Executive Director of the INL Wireless Security Institute. Mr. Elmore leads research, development, and deployment of engineered solutions in resilient control systems, electric power grid security, spectrum sharing, and wireless communications challenges targeted at large infrastructure, as well as military systems and platforms. Mr. Elmore has been a senior leader on INL’s national security team since 2013.

Mr. Elmore is a retired Air Force colonel with more than 27 years of active duty military. His last active duty assignment was at the Pentagon where he directed the largest single cyberspace office in Air Force Headquarters. Mr. Elmore has also served in positions for the White House, U.S. Strategic Command in Alaska, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan helping to advance National & Homeland Security programs.

Mr. Elmore has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Master’s degree in Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Master’s degree in Computer & Information Resources Management from Webster University. He is a member of the Air Force Association, Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association, and Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers.

Keynote: Rocky Campione


Rocky Campione was selected in July 2019 to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy (DOE). In this position, he oversees the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, and leads and manages the various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Rocky Campione Bio

TENATIVE: Bob Kolasky


Assistant Director, National Risk Management Center (NRMC), DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

TENATIVE: Eric Burger


The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

TENATIVE: Brigadier General Lovell


U.S. Air Force Joint Base San Antonio

Mike Hoit


North Carolina State University Vice-Chancellor

Kurt Derr


Kurt PictureKurt Derr has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Idaho.
His research has included algorithms for the movement of robotic swarms based on wireless signal detection, predictive wireless traffic analysis, wireless localization, wireless sensor network configuration, and 4th generation (LTE) cellular vulnerability discovery and exploitation. Kurt has worked as a Computer Scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory since 1986 and has taught courses as Affiliate Faculty at the University of Idaho. His most recent work is in the development of a wireless discovery, signal identification, and mapping tool, and 5th generation (5G) cellular systems vulnerability research.

Vuk Marojevic


Vuk MarojevicBagley College of Engineering
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona Tech)

Dr. Marojevic received his M.S. degree from the University of Hannover, Germany, in electrical engineering. Prior to joining Mississippi State University he was with Wireless@Virginia Tech, where he built and managed Virginia Tech’s LTE and cognitive radio testbeds, among others. His research interests are in resource management, LTE, New Radio, V2X, physical layer security, spectrum sharing, software radios, millimeter wave communications, artificial intelligence, and wireless network virtualization with application to commercial communications and networking, mission-critical networks, and unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous and connected vehicles. His goals are to build a strong research program that addresses both fundamental and practical research questions, and to develop new tools for hands-on education.

Contact Information

Arup Bhuyan, Idaho National Laboratory