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Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointments


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 4 Feb 2018
Resolution Number: 
2018.02.04.02
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 Barry Leiba and Chris Roosenraad to the SSAC for terms beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

Resolved (2018.02.04.02), the Board hereby appoints Barry Leiba and Chris Roosenraad to the SSAC for terms 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.

Many of the SSAC members have known Barry Leiba from his extensive work in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), including being working group chair, being Applications Area Director, and serving on the Internet Architecture Board. He brings significant expertise in Internet messaging and messaging-related standards, more broadly application layer protocols and the security and privacy aspects of them. He has a strong background in internationalization issues.

Chris Roosenraad has participated extensively in the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). He has been active with the Technology Coalition and advising the US Government through the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) process. He has extensive experience managing some of the largest Internet infrastructure services, including DNS, DHCP, email, and identity management.

The SSAC believes Barry Leiba and Chris Roosenraad would be significant contributing members of the SSAC.

The appointment of SSAC members is not anticipated to have any fiscal impact on the ICANN organization that has not already been accounted for in the budgeted resources necessary for ongoing support of the SSAC.

This decision is in the public interest and within ICANN's mission, as it is exercising a responsibility specifically reserved to the Board within the Bylaws, and supports the community's work on security and stability-related issues.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.