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Appointment of new member to the SSAC

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) reviews its membership and makes adjustments from time-to-time.

Whereas, the SSAC Membership Committee, on behalf of the SSAC, requests that the Board appoint Timothy April to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

Resolved (2018.06.23.02), the Board appoints Timothy April to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The SSAC is a diverse group of individuals whose expertise in specific subject matters enables the SSAC to fulfill its charter and execute its mission. Since its inception, the SSAC has invited individuals with deep knowledge and experience in technical and security areas that are critical to the security and stability of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems.

The SSAC's continued operation as a competent body is dependent on the accumulation of talented subject matter experts who have consented to volunteer their time and energies to the execution of the SSAC mission.

Tim has been the Senior Architect, Information Security at Akamai Technologies Inc. since August 2011 and has some prior experience in teaching and research. The expertise and skills that he would bring to the SSAC include Content Delivery Networks design, development and operation as well as DDoS and Malware analysis, detection and mitigation. Timothy also has experience with large scale nameserver (both authoritative and recursive) design, development and operations; protocol design and implementation; and general security review experience to add to the existing pool within SSAC. The SSAC believes Timothy April would be a significant contributing member of the SSAC.

This resolution is an organizational administrative function for which no public comment is required. The appointment of SSAC members is in the public interest and in furtherance of ICANN's mission as it contributes to the commitment of the ICANN to strengthen the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.