Stephen Orr

Distinguished Systems Engineer

US Public Sector

Stephen Orr is an 18 year veteran of Cisco and serves as a Distinguished Systems Engineer (DSE) for Cisco's Public Sector Theater where he is responsible for working with a broad range of Public Sector customers such as the DoD, Civilian, State & Local Government as well as Higher Education customers on network solution architectures and strategies for IP Mobility, Wireless, IPv6, Security, and Enterprise Architecture designs. He is leading Cisco expert on IPv6, IP Mobility and Wireless. Stephen is a dual Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) in Routing and Switching and Wireless and is one of the co-authors for Cisco’s CCIE Wireless written and lab exams. He’s also the author of a number wireless and mobility whitepapers: Secure Wireless Architectures for Federal Agencies; Secure Mobile Architecture for Tactical Communications; Service Enabled Mission Fabric. He has also co-authored a US patent for Directory Number Mobility Utilizing Dynamic Network Distributed Dial-Peer Updates. With his background in wireless and IPv6 Stephen is a sought after subject matter expert in the areas of mobility solutions, wireless security, and deployment of IPv6 architectures. Specific expertise is as follows: Wireless 802.11; Mobile IP; Mobile Networks; Mobile Security; 802.11i; Identity; 802.1x; Extensible Authentication Protocol; 802.1AE ;IPv6 Transition Architectures, the US Federal IPv6 Certification process; and Complex Campus Architectures.Orr often serves as a presenter and panel member at industry conferences as well as for several Federal Technology Forums on Wireless Security and IPv6. In addition to conferences, Stephen has participated in a number of trade magazine and news paper interviews for the Washington Post, Government Computer News, and Federal Computer Week dealing with a wide range of mobility and security topics.


July 13, 2021


It is time to deprecate and replace Wi-Fi (un)Protected Setup!

4 min read

The Wi-Fi industry has had a long history of continuous improvement of Wi-Fi's security features (WEP to WPA to WPA2 to WPA3), with only the occasional hiccup on the way. Wi-Fi Protected Setup represents one such hiccup. It is now time to put a plan in place to deprecate and replace Wi-Fi Protected Setup in the 2.4/5 GHz bands, and avoid any use in the greenfield, 6 GHz band!

June 29, 2017


How Not To Be Seen — Check Your IoT Visibility

4 min read

Your innocent network usage can put your sensitive data at risk. Find out how to keep the private stuff private.

April 25, 2017


To Protect Your Campus, Refresh Your Network

1 min read

We're discussing what schools can do to mitigate their cybersecurity risk.