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Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 16 Sep 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 David Piscitello to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

Resolved (2018.09.16.02), the Board appoints David Piscitello 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 fulfil 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.

Throughout his 40-year career, David has accumulated extensive experience in networking, security, Internet protocols and services. David served as a member of ICANN staff from 2005-2018, most recently in the role of Vice President Security and ICT Coordination, and supported the work of the SSAC for many years. He conducted research and wrote technical reports and advisories on behalf of the Committee, working in conjunction with then Chairman, Dr. Stephen Crocker. He has contributed positively to many SSAC discussions.

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.