Biographies and Statements of Interest of SSAC Members
The following biographies include any statements of interest that may relate to members' work on the SSAC. The following information is in the process of being updated. Additional biographical information will be added as it becomes available.
Greg Aaron is President of Illumintel, which provides advising and security services to TLD registry operators and other Internet companies. He is an authority on the malicious use of domain names, has managed registry operations for gTLDs and ccTLDs, and is an experienced editor and writer. Greg was previously Director of Key Account Management and Domain Security at Afilias, where he managed .INFO operations from 2001-2005 and 2008-2011, oversaw the re-launch of the .IN TLD and advised the Government of India regarding domain and related Internet policies from 2004-2008, directed the registry services rollout for .MOBI in 2006, and directed the launch of .ME in 2008. Greg created and ran Afilias' security program, designed to find and mitigate domain abuse. He has investigated all types of malicious activity, including major spamming operations, phishing gangs, malware distribution, child pornography cases, and fast-flux networks. He has participated in the takedown and sinkholing of several botnets including Conficker, and regularly liaises with law enforcement in North America and Europe. Greg is the co-author of the Anti-Phishing Working Group's ongoing Global Phishing Survey series, which is the major source of phishing metrics and analysis. [http://www.apwg.org/resources.html#apwg]. He is a member of ICANN's Joint DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working Group (DSSA-WG), and was a member of ICANN's Fast-Flux Working Group. In his first career, Greg was the editorial director at a large publishing company, and was one of the first bloggers to cover the Silicon Valley tech scene, back before the word "blog" existed. He lives in Philadelphia, and is a magna cum graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Network engineer, M. Aina is very active in technical networking activities is AFRICA. He worked to launch the first full IP services in Togolese Republic in 1996 and helped many entities to do so in West Africa and on the continent in general.
He founded in 1999 a private company (www.trstech.net), which provides network and training services to boost Networking and Internet services deployment on the continent. AFNOG founder and instructor since 2000, he leads many Internet related projects and activities for the good of the local community. Since November 2006, he works as "special project manager" at AfriNIC, a half time activity, which includes various projects (DNSSEC, RPKI, root server Anycast....), training, and IETF activities for the RIR. He served from June 2008 to December 2008 as acting CTO.
He also works for NSRC on various projects, supporting networking activities as part time work. As ICT expert for Francophonie, he does some training and consultations mainly for the French-speaking environment. He is a member of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee since 2002.
Jaap Akkerhuis has served in the SSAC since its inception He is a research engineer at NLnet Labs, a small research and development group that focuses on those developments in Internet technology where bridges between theory and practical deployment need to be built and areas where engineering and standardization takes place.
He is co-chair of the RIPE DNS working group and served as a co-chair for the IETF ProvReg WG and the IETF nominating committee (nomcom 2011).
Jaap has been instrumental in the development of the Internet in the Netherlands and in Europe in the early 1980s. After a period of seven years in the US where he was active at the Information Technology Center from CMU (Pittsburgh PA), mt Xinu (Berkeley, CA) and AT&T Bell Labs (Murray Hill, NJ), he returned to the Netherlands where he joined the first independent ISP. Later he worked as a Technical Advisor for SIDN, the registry of the .NL TLD.
He has been a trainer at technical workshops for country code top level domain (ccTLD) organised by ISOC (since 2004). He served in the first Permanent Stakeholder Group (PSG) of ENISA from 2004 until 2007. He is a regular consultant to ICANN and their member of the ISO
3166 Maintenance Agency and the liaison to ISO Technical Committee 46/WG 2 "Coding of country names and related entities".
Roy Arends is Nominet UK's Head of Research, and an expert on DNS and DNSSEC. He co-authored the main DNSSEC standards in the IETF (RFC 4033, 4034, 4035, 5155) and is appointed by the IESG as an expert reviewer for the DNS RRTYPE Allocation Policy as defined in RFC6195. In the past, Roy was chair of CERT-NL at SURFnet, the dutch academic network and served on the board of directors DNS-OARC.
Statement of Interest: Nominet operates at the heart of e-commerce in the UK, running one of the world's largest Internet registries and managing over ten million domain names. Making the Internet a more trusted place for all is one of Nominet's main objectives.
Jeffrey R. Bedser is co-founder and CEO of ICG, Inc – iThreat Solutions (formerly Internet Crimes Group). Under Mr. Bedser's leadership, ICG has set industry standards in developing responses to Internet threat communities and cybercrime.
Mr. Bedser has been a facilitator and speaker for ASIS International, INFRAGARD, HTCIA, The Conference Board, ICANN and the FBI Training Academy at Quantico.
- ICANN – Member – Security and Stability Advisory Council 2007 –
- US Chamber of Commerce - National Security Task Force/Cybersecurity Working Group
- Cyber Threats Taskforce (ASIS International) Chairman 2000-2002
- Joint Council for Information Age Crime (JCIAC), Member, BoD 2002-2007.
- IACP - Ad hoc Committee on Computer Crime and Digital Evidence 2006 -
- Security Journal (Palgrave McMillan Ltd) - Editorial Board 2001 -
- Cyber Crime Summit 2001 (and 2002) - Program originator, facilitator and coordinator
- Scout Master – Boy Scout Troop 66, West Windsor New Jersey
- ASIS International board Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
- High Tech Crime Network Certified Computer Crime Investigator – CCCI (advanced)
- The Impact of the Internet on Security, Security Journal, 2007, 20, (55-56) Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 0955-1622/07
- Law and Order in a Networked World, Security Counsel, CSO Magazine, March 2003, CXO Media Inc.
Statement of Interest: Mr. Bedsers' company, ICG, Inc. has on occasion been retained by ICANN and ARIN for investigative and threat intelligence services.
Don Blumenthal is Senior Policy Advisor to the Public Interest Registry, concentrating on security and stability, accountability and transparency, and abuse and other law enforcement related issues. In addition to serving on SSAC, he is a member of the ICANN Domain Security and Stability Analysis Working Group and the Whois Survey Working Group.
Don also is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, teaching courses on information policy, enterprise security planning, contemporary privacy issues, and cybercrime and cybersecurity matters. In addition, he is on the Executive Board of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) and serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA).
Prior to joining PIR, Don was a consultant in Ann Arbor, specializing in information security natters. Before Ann Arbor, Don was at headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission, where his last assignment was to create and manage the Internet Lab, the agency's Internet investigations center. In addition, he provided legal and technical expertise for security and privacy investigations and policy projects and was involved in Internet governance policy initiatives. Prior to the Internet Lab, Don worked for the FTC in central IT and as a trial attorney. His career also includes time with another federal agency, in private practice, and on Capitol Hill.
Don has been a frequent speaker on the topics of Internet and information security and privacy. He also has been a major contributor to American Bar Association privacy, security, and cybercrime publications, as well as to the ITU Toolkit for Cybercrime Legislation, the Cloud Security Alliance's Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, and the 2011 Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, & Construction prepared for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
Don was the recipient of numerous awards at the FTC, including the Award for Distinguished Service in 2006. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and a Certificate in Systems and Project Management from American University.
Lyman Chapin is co-founder and partner at Interisle Consulting Group, where he advises companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies on Internet technology, policy, and governance; telecommunications network security and resilience; and critical infrastructure protection. Before starting Interisle in 2002 he was a Chief Scientist at BBN Technologies. Mr. Chapin is a Fellow of the IEEE, and was a founding trustee of the Internet Society. He has served as a Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where he currently chairs the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel and the DNS Stability Panel, and as chairman of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), and the ANSI and ISO standards groups responsible for Network and Transport layer networking standards. Mr. Chapin was a principal architect of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and protocols, and is the co-author of Open Systems Networking—TCP/IP and OSI. He currently serves as the USA/ACM representative to the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Communication Systems (IFIP TC6) and recently completed a five-year term as the USA representative to the NATO Science Committee networking panel. His professional interests include Internet technology, particularly routing, traffic engineering, and the Domain Name System (DNS); Internet governance; and information security and personal privacy.
KC Claffy is founder and director of the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), based at the University of California's San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UCSD. KC's research interests include measurement, analysis, and visualization of Internet workload, routing, topology and performance data. KC leads CAIDA's collection and curation of strategic Internet data sets and freely available tools and analysis methodologies to improve the scientific integrity of network research and to promote more informed engineering, business, and policy decisions regarding the Internet infrastructure.
Statement of Interest: CAIDA receives support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate for two projects: participation in PREDICT and Internet topology. Dr. Claffy participates as a guest member of the RSSAC committee for measurement and data analysis topics.
David Conrad is a long-time and active participant in Internet infrastructure, development, and operations. In 1983 while at the University of Maryland, he led the team that developed one of the first commercial TCP/IP packages for IBM PCs. He then went on to assist in the development of the Internet in the Asia and Pacific Rim regions by supporting the University of Hawaii/NASA/NSF "Pacific Communications (PACCOM)" project which provided the first links that inter-connected the networks of universities and research institutions in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the US. David was then invited to Japan to become employee #7 at Internet Initiative Japan, one of the first commercial Internet Service Providers in Japan. While in Japan, David helped to found and became the first Director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the IP address allocator for Asia and the Pacific Rim. Returning to the US in 1998, David became the Executive Director of the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) and oversaw the development of one of the most widely used DNS servers, BIND version 9. With experience gained at ISC, David founded and was the CTO and co-VP of Engineering at Nominum, a commercial name and address management company. In 2005, David joined ICANN first as General Manager of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) which manages the unique identifiers used by all Internet technologies, then as VP of IT and Research. After successfully overseeing the signing of the root of the DNS, David resigned from ICANN and now provides Internet technologies and policy-related consulting.
Steve Crocker (former SSAC Chair)
Dr. Crocker is CEO and co-founder of Shinkuro, Inc., a start-up company focused on dynamic sharing of information across the Internet and on the deployment of improved security protocols on the Internet.
Dr. Crocker has been involved in the Internet since its inception. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, while he was a graduate student at UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the Arpanet and laid the foundation for today's Internet. He organized the Network Working Group, which was the forerunner of the modern Internet Engineering Task Force and initiated the Request for Comment (RFC) series of notes through which protocol designs are documented and shared. For this work, Dr. Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award.
Dr. Crocker's experience includes research management at DARPA, USC/ISI and The Aerospace Corporation, vice president of Trusted Information Systems, and co-founder of CyberCash, Inc. and Longitude Systems, Inc. His prior public service includes serving as the first area director for security in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IETF Administrative Support Activity Oversight Committee (IAOC), service on the Board of the Internet Society and the Board of The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
Dr. Crocker earned his B.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer science at UCLA, and he studied artificial intelligence at MIT.
Steve Crocker was selected by the 2008 Nominating Committee to serve as a Board Member. He has been Chair of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) since its inception in 2002, and he served as SSAC's non-voting Liaison to the ICANN Board until being selected by the Nominating Committee. His current term runs from the end of the 2011 annual meeting through the conclusion of the 2014 annual meeting.
Statement of Interest: Shinkuro, Inc. receives support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to foster the deployment of DNSSEC. Afilias, Ltd, a registry operator with contracts with ICANN, is a minority investor in Shinkuro, Inc.
Patrik Fältström (SSAC Chair)
Patrik Fältström is Head of Research and Development at Netnod. Previously, Fältström was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been working with UNIX since 1985, DNS since 1987, and been involved in Internet-related standardization since 1989, both in Sweden and worldwide. Fältström is one of the editors of the standards of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and E.164 number mapping in DNS (ENUM) created in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and was one of two area directors of the applications area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for three years and member of ISOC Board of Trustees 2006-2009. He has been an appointed advisor to the Swedish IT Minister since 2003, member of ICANN Security and Stability Committee since 2005 and its chair since 2011. He is or has been a member of numerous other advisory groups and investigations related to Internet during the years, both public and private sector including ICANN, Packet Clearing House, Telio, HotSIP,Yubico, Swedish Regulator PTS, Telia-Sonera International Carrier, Tele2, .SE, Swedish Government and the European Comission. Fältström holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Stockholm and is chairman of the board of Frobbit! that he is partly owner of. In January 2011, Fältström received The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, V class, from the President of Estonia.
James Galvin (SSAC Vice Chair)
Dr. James Galvin is Director of Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards at Afilias, supporting and managing the company's relationships within Internet and IT communities. As an active, long-time member of these communities, Dr. Galvin participates in the development of the founding technical standards and policies upon which Internet applications and services are developed.
He was an integral participant in the initial development of Internet standards for secure email, domain name system security (DNSSEC), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) security. He has chaired working groups, served as document editor, and managed public domain implementations of security protocols. Currently, Dr. Galvin serves as the Vice-Chair of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
His many years of technical consulting experience include critical infrastructure design and analysis, risk management and project management at, among others, IETF, ICANN, Afilias, Navy Research Labs, Sun Microsystems, Drummond Group, and U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. He has also held positions at CommerceNet and Trusted Information Systems, and is the Founder and Principal at eList eXpress, an email list management service provider.
Dr. Galvin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Delaware where he also earned his Doctorate with a dissertation entitled, Distributed Cryptographic Key Management System.
Narayan Gangalaramsamy, Detective Chief Inspector of Police, is a Fellow and a Chartered Information Technology Professional of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP). He holds an MSc in Computer Security and Forensics.
As the Head of Information Technology Unit in the Mauritius Police Force, he has 17 years post Degree experience in Managing IT Projects, together with experience leading Cyber Crime investigation & Digital Forensics. He is the one to start Computer Forensics & Digital Investigation in the Mauritius Police Force in the Year 2004, and as such led several Cyber Crime Investigation cases. He set up the Police IT Unit in the year 2000.
In the domain of Cyber Security he constantly works with the following organizations:
- US DOJ / G8 Countries - (24/7 High Tech Crime Network)
- Council of Europe – Cyber Crime Division
- Organisation Internationale De La Francophonie
- SOCA, UK
- OCLCTIC , Nanterre, France
- FRANCOPOLE, Canada
- AFRINIC (The Internet Registry for Africa)
- University of Technology, Mauritius
- ICTA (Information and Communication Technology Authority) Mauritius
- CERT-MU & National Computer Board, Mauritius
Narayan Gangalaramsamy wrote his first article on Computer Security with title "Risk Analysis & Disaster Recovery" in the year 1996 in the Annual Police Magazine of the Mauritius Police, and the most recent one was on " E-Crime & Digital Evidence" in the same magazine in 2011.
As a Volunteer, he has given talks on Electronic Frauds, Cyber Security, Cyber Law and Digital Forensics in various countries at International Level to raise Awareness, namely Johannesburg, Tanzania, Botswana, Benin, The Gambia, Macedonia (FYROM).
Narayan Gangalaramsamy is a member of the National Standing Committee on Cyber Security at the Ministry of ICT in Mauritius. He gives advice to other institutions voluntarily on Cyber Security, Cyber Crime Prevention /detection and on digital Forensics.
As an expert, he participated in the review exercise of the "Electronic Evidence Guide" (under the CyberCrime@IPA , European Union/ Council of Europe Joint Project for Regional Cooperation in Criminal Justice - to Strengthen capacities in the fight against cybercrime). The Guide is for Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors, Judges and Magistrates.
Narayan Gangalaramsamy received twice fellowship of ICANN in the year 2012. He also participated with colleagues police officers regrouped to make representations to ICANN for review of policies with regards to WHOIS database and information available on Registrars/Registrants for a better WHOIS database that would help investigations. During the course of his career, he became very familiar with the Internet Registries worldwide and ICANN activities as well. Awards / Recognition of his work in the field of IT Security, Cyber Crime & Electronic Fraud Investigation, Digital Forensics and ICT.
(i) The Mauritius Police (Cyber Crime Investigation/ Digital Forensics headed by Narayan Gangalaramsamy) was published in the Specialized Cybercrime Units - Good practice study by the Council of Europe and the European Union Global Project on Cybercrime Task Force 2011.
(ii) In Dec 2011, the Mauritius Police, represented by the IT Unit under the leadership of Narayan Gangalaramsamy won the Public Sector ICT Excellence Award (1st Runner up).
Robert Guerra is a civil society expert specializing in issues of internet governance, cyber security, social networking, multi-stakeholder participation, internet freedom and human rights. Robert is a co-founder of Privaterra, a Canadian based initiative that works with private industry and nongovernmental organizations to assist them with issues of data privacy, secure communications, information security, internet governance and internet freedom. Robert also works as special adviser to the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
In addition to serving as a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), Robert is also a member of the US IGF Steering Committee. Additionally he has participated as a member of the official Canadian delegation at two UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS).
Robert has given numerous media interviews and often is invited to share his views on the challenges being faced by social justice organizations in regards to surveillance, censorship and privacy. He advises numerous non-profits, foundations, governments and international organizations, including Taking IT Global, Diplo Foundation's Internet Governance and Policy Capacity Building Program (IGPCBP), and The Open Net Initiative.
Julie Hammer is an independent director on the Board of auDA, the Australian ccTLD. She was appointed to the Board in 2007 after retiring from the Royal Australian Air Force in 2005 with the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. She was the first woman to achieve one star and two star rank in the history of the Australian DefenceForce. Throughout her 28 year Air Force career, Julie worked in the fields of aircraft maintenance, technical intelligence, electronic warfare, and information and communications technology systems. Her roles included Commanding Officer of the Electronic Warfare Squadron, delivering operational support to all Air Force aircraft; Director General Information Services, responsible for the day-to-day operations of Defence's strategic communications and Restricted and Secret computer networks; and Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia's tri-service military university. For the year prior to her retirement, she acted as the Chief Information Officer for Defence. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physics, a Masters degree in Aerosystems Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies and a Doctor of Engineering Honoris Causa. In 2008, she was National President of Engineers Australia, the professional association for over 90,000 engineers in Australia.
Jeremy Hitchcock walked into Dyn Inc in 2001 as an unpaid shipper, responsible for putting little boxes inside of bigger boxes. Working his way up from the mail room, the 27-year-old techie is now the CEO and CFO of the company, responsible for advancing and growing the company through his "jack-of-all-trades" aptitude while counseling Dyn's legal, financial, HR, marketing, engineering, and product development departments and providing strategic direction for the company as a whole. Jeremy brings his garage-tech enthusiasm and his degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Dynamic Network Services (known simply as Dyn Inc.), turning this startup into an upstart.
Under Jeremy's leadership, Dyn Inc. became the fastest growing DNS provider in the world, teaching people how to "break free" from their old DNS provider and offering a superior level of personal interaction and customer service. He helped nurture a free open-source project into a vibrant technology company that currently boasts more than two million customers growing. He has been a presenter at numerous conferences and events, including Web 2.0 and Interop, and he participates in many industry consortiums and organizations, including ICANN and NANOG.
Jeremy was recently listed as one of the "Forty under 40" emerging business professionals and leaders in the state of New Hampshire. He's served as trustee or advisor for the Community College System of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire Manchester, Chester College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He's chairman of the Manchester Young Professionals Network. He also was named Young Entrepreneur for New Hampshire by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Statement of Interest: Jeremy Hitchcock is CEO and owner of Dynamic Network Services an ICANN accredited registrar who has contracts with ICANN and DNS operator for domain holders and TLDs.
I am a professor of Computer Science, specializing in local language computing and working in the Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) as one of the focus areas of my research. As part of the work on IDNs, I have led an effort for developing language tables (including variant analysis) for 10+ languages and an equal variety of scripts from developing Asia. This work has been conducted through the PAN Localization project (www.PANL10n.net) in collaboration with country partners. I have also been actively involved in the IDNAbis email discussion list, over past two+ years, where I have contributed to the IDN protocol development. The work through PAN Localization project was converted into a detailed report, Feedback of PAN L10n project on IDNAbis for Languages of Developing Asia [PDF, 1.05 MB], which was also formally submitted to the IDNAbis process. This work also included developing an Urdu test IDN TLD for Urdu with ICANN (see Urdu page link at http://idn.icann.org/). Since 2008, I have also been involved, as the founding member, with Arabic Script IDN Working Group (ASIWG). ASIWG is a self-organizing group which has been working on developing IDN specifications for languages using Arabic script, and have also authored a book titled From Protocol to Production: Implementing the IDNs, which was published in 2009. I have led the IDN ccTLD program in Pakistan and have been the member of the IDN ccT LD committee formed by Ministry of IT, Govt. of Pakistan. Over past two years, I have worked with the ministry to develop a national consensus on IDN implementation in Pakistan, the most recent achievement being consensus on and finalization of a single language table encompassing the 66+ languages spoken in the country, based on feedback from community and experts. The work has also included, and continues to evolve around, development of IDN registry test-bed, user-end application plug-ins for IDNs, IDN registration and resolution process, and policy formulation for the IDN ccTLD registry (some details at www.cle.org.pk/idn). I have also been a member of DNS Stability Panel, which advises on the security and stability issues around IDN ccTLD strings applied for during the ICANN Fast Track Process, have been part of the IDN Implementation Committee and am an observer member of Joint ccNSO-gNSO IDN Working Group (JIG). I have been a three-time ICANN fellow and have been attending ICANN meetings for past three years, and am reasonably familiar with the ICANN organization and, more importantly, the ICANN process.
Rodney Joffe is Senior Vice-President and Senior Technologist at NeuStar, Inc. He assumed this role after the acquisition in 2006 of UltraDNS Corporation, a directory services company he founded in 1999. He heads the company's CyberSecurity services group - NeuSentry. His responsibilities also include leadership with Internet standards bodies and organizations, and the Federal Government's Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime task forces.
Mr. Joffe serves as a founding director on the Advisory Board of the Postel Center at USC/ISI (http://www.postel.org). He has served as a member of the ICANN SSAC since 2004, has served on the ICANN RSTEP, and has served as the SSAC representative on the ICANN Nominating Committee for three terms since 2004.
Mr Joffe has been involved in the IT world since 1973 when he trained as a systems analyst and programmer in the Pensions Actuarial group of the Old Mutual Life Insurance Company in Cape Town, South Africa. After co-founding Printronic Corporation of America (UK) Pty. LTD. in London, England in 1977, he opened American Computer Group (ACG) - the first of his US based companies - in Los Angeles in 1983. In 1995 he spun off ACG's Internet Services Division to form Genuity, Inc., one of the largest Hosting ISPs in the world, which was then acquired by GTE in 1997. He served as Vice-President, Strategic Technologies, and Chief Technology Officer of the Business Services division of GTE Internetworking until his retirement in 1999.
Statement of Interest: NeuStar, Inc is the ICANN appointed operator of the .biz registry, and operates the .us TLD under contract with the US Department of Commerce.
Merike Kaeo is the Founder and Chief Network Security Architect of Double Shot Security, a company started in 2000 that focuses on bridging the gap between security policy instantiation, practical architecture development and effective operational deployment. She currently serves on ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Council, the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council's (CSRIC), and several other industry forums. Her international focus often makes Merike an informal liaison between varying technical and operational groups and she is a sought after resource at global conferences including NATO, TERENA, RSA, NANOG, PLNOG, RIPE, APRICOT and SANOG.
Merike has lead security focused strategies at numerous companies including ISC, T-Mobile, Comcast, and Boeing and has held advisory positions in a variety of security start-up companies. From 1993-2000 Merike was employed by Cisco Systems, Inc. where she instigated and lead the company's first security initiative in 1997. She also focused on technical issues relating to network and application performance, routing protocols and large-scale network design. She is the author of 'Designing Network Security', which was translated into 9 languages and is a reference book for many security accreditation programs.
Merike is a member of the IEEE and has been an active contributor in the IETF since 1992. She co-chaired the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) working group from 2000-2003 and had actively contributed to numerous IETF working groups with a specific focus on operational sanity. She was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2007 for her continued efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms. Merike received her BSEE from Rutgers University and her MSEE from The George Washington University.
Mark Kosters has over twenty-two years of experience as an applications developer, networking engineer, technical manager and executive. Over the last seventeen years, he was a senior engineer at Data Defense Network (DDN) NIC, chief engineer and Principal Investigator under the NSF-sponsored Internet NIC (InterNIC), Vice President of Research at VeriSign and currently working as CTO of ARIN. Over his career, he has been involved in application design and implementation of client/server tools, router administration, UNIX system administration, database administration, and network security. He has represented his various employers in various technical forums such as the IETF, RIPE, APNIC, and NANOG.
Additionally, Mark has been involved in Internet standards development, having mco-authored RFCs on RWhois (RFC 1714 and 2167), Internet Registry IP Allocation Guidelines (RFC 2050), Root Name Server Operational Requirements (RFC 2870) and DNS Security (DNSSEC) Opt-In (RFC 4956). Mark also is currently serving a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Committee and ICANN's Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel. Over the past years, Mark has participated in ICANN's Root Server System Security Committee and ARIN's Advisory Council.
Warren Kumari is a Senior Network Engineer/Senior Network Security Engineer with Google, and has been with the company since 2005. As a senior engineer, Warren is responsible for all aspects of keeping the Google production network both secure and operational as well as mentoring other members of his team. He also participates in Google's industry standards groups.
Warren has over 17 years of experience in the Internet industry, ranging from tiny start-up ISPs to large enterprises. Prior to Google, he was a Senior Network Engineer at AOL and before that he was Lead Network Engineer at Register.com (when the Shared Registry System first started).
With security concerns becoming more and more prevalent, Warren has chosen to be an active participant of the IETF, the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, and NANOG. These groups afford him the opportunity to contribute to the community in a vital way by supporting and advancing Internet standards and protocols.
Statement of Interest: Google is an applicant in the new gTLD process.
Matt Larson is Vice President of DNS Research in VeriSign's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, where he works as a specialist in DNS protocol and operational issues. He is an active participant in the wider DNS community as a contributor to the DNS engineering and operations working groups in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); as a board member of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC); as vice-chair of ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC); and as a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
He is the co-author of the O'Reilly & Associates Nutshell Handbooks DNS on Windows Server 2003, DNS on Windows 2000 and DNS on Windows NT.
Matt joined VeriSign in June 2000, from Acme Byte & Wire, a company he started in 1997 with co-author Cricket Liu. Acme Byte & Wire specialized in DNS consulting and training and its customers included more than 10% of the Fortune 100.
Prior to Acme Byte & Wire, Matt worked for five years at Hewlett-Packard, first in the Corporate Network Services group, where he ran hp.com, one of the largest corporate domains in the world. He later joined HP's professional services organization. Matt has degrees in computer science and church music/organ performance from Northwestern University.
Statement of Interest: I am a Vice President in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at VeriSign, Inc. VeriSign is the registry operator for the .com, .net and .name gTLDs and also provides backend registry services in support of Employ Media for the .jobs gTLD. VeriSign is also the registry operator for two ccTLDs, .cc for the Cocos and Keelings Islands and .tv for Tuvalu.
As an employee who supports VeriSign's naming services business, I sometimes have access to Registry Sensitive information including information about registrars. With regard to both our gTLD and ccTLD registration services businesses as well as other VeriSign businesses, our customers and business associates have interests in various ICANN policy issues and may be members of other GNSO constituencies and/or supporting organizations.
In addition to registry agreements with ICANN for .com and .net, VeriSign also has obligations to the U.S. Department of Commerce through a cooperative agreement that was initiated in 1993 and has been amended many times since then. Those obligations include operating the A root server as well as interacting with the IANA functions operator to implement and publish root zone changes. I am Vice-Chair of ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee and also work closely with the ICANN staff that performs the IANA function in the processing of root zone changes.
VeriSign is a publicly traded company. I own shares of VeriSign stock and hold options to purchase additional shares, but the amount of shares I currently own plus the potential shares I could possibly own if I exercised all options is a miniscule number relative to the total number of VeriSign shares.
Jason Livingood serves as Vice President of Internet and Communications Engineering at Comcast, where he leads a team focused on managing and further developing the company's high-speed Internet, Digital Voice, and New Business services. Jason joined Comcast in 1996 to help the company launch high-speed Internet services, and has also been instrumental in the creation and launch of Comcast's business class Internet services and the Comcast Digital Voice service. Jason has served as co-chair of an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group and serves on the Advisory Council of the Internet Society (ISOC). He is also the author of several RFCs, has several patents or patents pending in his field, serves on a working group of the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), and is a member of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group's (BITAG) Technical Working Group. He holds an M.B.A., concentrating in Technology Management, as well as a B.S., Magna Cum Laude, from Drexel University, where he also serves on an Alumni Advisory Council. More background is available at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jlivingood.
Dr. Douglas Maughan is a Program Manager in the Command Control and Interoperability Division (CID) within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Maughan is directing the Cyber Security Research and Development activities at DHS S&T. His research interests and related programs are in the areas of networking and information assurance. Prior to his appointment at DHS, Dr. Maughan was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Maughan received Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science and Applied Statistics from Utah State University, a Masters degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Danny McPherson is Chief Security Officer for Verisign where he is responsible for strategic direction, research and innovation in infrastructure, and information security. He currently serves on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Council, the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council's (CSRIC), and several other industry forums. Previously, McPherson was CSO of Arbor Networks, and prior to that held technical leadership positions with Amber Networks, Qwest Communications, Genuity, MCI Communications, and the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He has been active within the Internet operations, security, research, and standards communities for nearly 20 years, and has authored a number of books and other publications related to these topics.
Statement of Interest:
I am a Vice President and the Chief Security Officer at VeriSign. VeriSign is the registry operator for the .com, .net and .name gTLDs and also provides backend registry services in support of Employ Media for the .jobs gTLD. VeriSign is also the registry operator for two ccTLDs, .cc and .tv.
As an employee who supports VeriSign's naming services business, I have access to Registry Sensitive information including information about registrars. With regard to both our gTLD and ccTLD registration services businesses as well as other VeriSign businesses, our customers and business associates have interests in various ICANN policy issues and may be members of other GNSO constituencies and/or supporting organizations.
In addition to registry agreements with ICANN for .com and .net, VeriSign also has obligations to the U.S. Department of Commerce through a cooperative agreement that was initiated in 1993 and has been amended many times since then. Those obligations include operating the A root server as well as interacting with the IANA functions operator to implement and publish root zone changes. I am also an appointed member of the Internet Architecture Board, which among many other things, has numerous interactions with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions operator. VeriSign (VRSN) is a publicly traded company. I own shares of VeriSign stock.
Ram Mohan (SSAC Liaison to the ICANN Board)
Ram Mohan is Executive Vice President, & Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited. Ram oversees key strategic, management and technology choices for the company in support of the company's various lines of business. These include fifteen generic top-level domains (gTLDs) including .INFO and .ORG. Ram has led the strategic growth of the company in registry services and security as well as new product sectors such as Managed DNS, RFID/Auto-ID, and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
Before joining Afilias in September 2001, Ram held various leadership positions at Infonautics Corp., a pioneering online database and content distribution company. Ram is the founder of the award-winning CompanySleuth product, and helped architect Electric Library, a widely used reference database, and Encyclopedia.com. Ram is also founder of the technology behind TurnTide, an anti-spam company acquired by Symantec.
Ram joined the ICANN Board of Directors in November 2008 as a non-voting liaison from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (of which he is a founding member). He has authored numerous global internet-industry standards, has led the GNSO IDN Working Group, and is a co-founder of the Arabic Script IDN Working Group.
Ram has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mangalore and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from Bharathidasan University.
Mr Mundy has worked in communications, security and computer networking since the 1970's. His current pos.ition is the Principal Networking Scientist at SPARTA, Inc - a Parsons Company where he leads a group engineers and researchers whose primary focus is improving the security of Internet infrastructure technologies.
Much of Mr. Mundy's early career was with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) where his responsibilities involved many aspects of design, engineering, security and operations of communications and computer networks. Mr. Mundy was involved with the DoD's decision to use ARPAnet technology as the basis for DoD's operational data network. As the first large-scale operational use of technology that is now known as Internet, Mr. Mundy was involved with creation and evolving of DNS, several routing protocols, remote network management as well as sponsoring the fledgling Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Mr. Mundy's last position in the DoD was as Chief Scientist for the U.S. DoD's Defense Data Network.
After leaving the U.S. DoD, Mr. Mundy took a position with Trusted Information Systems (TIS) as a senior research scientist where he lead and conducted research in the areas of Internet infrastructure security, network security, trusted operating systems and protocol development. The group currently led by Mr. Mundy was initially formed at TIS with the mission of improving the security of the Internet infrastructure. This group has been involved with purchases several times and is now part of Parsons. Mr. Mundy and his group has been involved with most aspects of DNSSEC from it's earliest days including writing the first implementation and providing IETF Working Group leadership. Mr. Mundy was also instrumental in creation and standardization of SNMPv3 as the Chair/CoChair of the IETF SNMPv3 Working Group as well as providing two implementations of the protocol. He has also conducted research in the areas of routing security and integration of computing and cryptographic technologies.
In addition to participation in the IETF, Mr. Mundy has been a member of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) and Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) since their inception.
Statement of Interest: Companies that employ Mr. Mundy and his group (currently Parsons) receive support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and several elements of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to facilitate the development, standardization and deployment of technologies (including DNSSEC) that improve Internet infrastructure security.
Rod Rasmussen is President and Chief Technology Officer of Internet Identity (IID) an Internet security firm specializing in detecting and mitigating threats against enterprises throughout the Internet and its infrastructure. He co-founded IID and serves as its lead technology development executive. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on the abuse of the domain name system by criminals. Rasmussen is co-chair of the Anti-Phishing Working Group's (APWG) Internet Policy Committee and serves as the APWG's Industry Liaison, representing and speaking on behalf of the organization at events around the world. Rasmussen is a member of the Online Trust Alliance's (OTA) Steering Committee, and is an active participant in the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). He was recently appointed to the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (FCC CSRIC). He is also an active member of the Digital PhishNet, a collaboration between industry and law enforcement, and is IID's FIRST representative (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams). He also is a regular participant in DNS-OARC meetings, the worldwide organization for major DNS operators, registries and interested parties, and in ICANN's series of DNS Security, Stability, and Resiliency Symposiums. Rasmussen earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and holds two bachelor's degrees, in Economics and Computer Science, from the University of Rochester. He has worked in both government (the Congressional Budget Office) and various computer communications and networking companies throughout his career.
Shinta Sato is currently Deputy Manager, Technology Strategy Dept., at Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS) in Tokyo, Japan. In his current position, Mr. Sato is involved in the following activities: 1) Implementation of IPv6 and Anycast technologies to JP DNS; 2) Operation and Administration of DNS, Whois and Registry Systems; 3) R&D, stability and security projects of Sentan Registry Services, an applicant of .NET TLD; and 4) Technology planning of JP DNS and Registry systems.
From January 2001 to June 2001, Mr. Sato was Group Leader, Technical Service Department, for Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd. (JPRS) on a temporary transfer from JPNIC. He was involved in system design and implementation of JP Registry System, JPRS office systems and JPRS network environment. In addition, Mr. Sato worked on the operation and administration of JPNIC and JPRS overall registry systems and networks.
From April 1999 to June 2001, Mr. Sato was Manager, System Administration Section, Technical Service Department at the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) where he worked on the operation and administration of DNS, Whois, Registry Systems and Office systems, and the operation and administration of the JPNIC Network environment.
From March 2007 to March 2009 Mr. Sato was a ccNSO IANA WG member. Mr. Sato has been a member of the SSAC since November 2007.
Mr. Sato received his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in March 1994 and his Master of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in March 1996. From April 1996 to March 1991 he was a Doctorial student at the University of Tokyo.
Statement of Interests:
- (cc)TLD registry system, procedure
- DNSSEC deployment
- IDN deployment
- Internationalized registry information
- Overall DNS protocol / operation
- Security consideration
Electronic Engineer with R&D management specializations, more than 35 years in management positions in public and private sector, with board experience, in national and international relevant not for profit organizations, have also worked in important governmental positions, (IT National Secretary , Industrial Technology National Secretary & President of Brazilian Patent Office among other less relevants) and private companies, and has being participating in the last 30 years in join public & private projects related to ICT field and legal activities as referee in software disputes arbitration, advisor in lawyer offices and consulting projects with States and Federal Government., including write, advise and/or approval of bills related to Integrated Circuits, Electronic Crimes, Information Technology Law, Software & Copywriter Laws & Patent Law. Owner of a Consulting company on ICT field since 1986. Has been involved with the set up of several and relevant R&D centers in the country, being responsible for the implementation of the ITC infrastructure and general organization and deployment of Internet facilities for several poor regions in the country; is Chair of the Board of two R&D centers and board member of others.
Has been volunteer working with ICANN Since 2000– as Country representative and vice chair (2000-2004), Board member (Dec 2004 – Dec 2007), ALAC vice chair (Dec 2007- Nov 2009), and liaison to the Board representing ALAC/At Large community (Nov 2009-Dec 2010).Nomcomm representing SSAC in 2011 and chair of Nomcom 2012. Member of SSAC from 2010 and LACRALO, from 2009. Member of dot br steering Committee (2000-2004).
Has worked as consulting in specific international projects as Microelectronics, Intellectual Property, the "Reform of the State"- Federal Government project, e-Commerce Expert (under the sponsorship of IADB, AEO, WIPO, UNPD and UNCTAD), as well as invited as expert for China CNNIC. Involved nowadays in cybercrime issues in the country, e-commerce development within Mercosul and European Union and Electronic Waste (e-waste) program for the country.
Has represented Brazil in several forum as WIPO/WTO/Mercosur/FTAA/Iberoamerican and UN in areas related to intellectual property and ICT. Acts as professor of Fundacao Getulio Vargas – FGV– Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo and University of São Paulo, Lassu, both related to MBA regular and in company courses.
Is honorably member of several associations as ISP´s (ABRANET.org.br), Software (ABES.org.br) and E-commerce (Camara-e.net) and awarded in the ICT field several times.
Had written several papers, made many speeches, published books, organized dozens of technical events including for Internet related issues. Member of ISOC Brazil and ISOC Nominating Committee (2011 and 2012). Organized and was chair and vice chair of two national associations in the ICT field.
Mark Seiden, a programmer since the '60s, has worked since 1983 in areas of security, network, and software engineering for many companies world-wide. As a Yahoo Paranoid and as a consultant, recent projects have included design, architecture, and implementation for e-business systems, security for online financial transaction processing and fora distributed document processing system, as an expert in computer crime cases, testing of network, procedural and physical security in diverse deployed systems, enterprises, and colocation facilities, and trying to understand and model bad-guy behavior on the Internet.
Particular SSAC-related interests:
- Putting in place a way to deal with fraud domains economically (now a good Samaritan registrar suffers fees for containing just-registered fraud domains (or plays "catch and release" against the fraudsters.)
- Mechanisms for detecting and mitigating domain hijacking.
- Mechanisms for making dynamic addresses more accountable.
- Mechanisms for reporting abuse events to registrars more efficiently
- Best practices for communicating with customers without making them phishing targets.
Some less relevant details:
- Time Digital named Mark one of the 50 "CyberElite" in their first annual list, and he's been involved with four (US) National Academy of Sciences studies on some trippy subjects. Mark was the first registrant of the domain food.com, and is a chowhound in many countries. He's been played by an actor in a rather bad movie, and his Erdos number is 4.
Doron Shikmoni is co-founder of ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a privately-held company providing Network Access Control and Security Automation solutions. He is co-founder, board member and former president of ISOC-IL, the Israeli Internet Association, which, among other things, is the domain name registry for the .il ccTLD and founder and operator of IIX - the Israeli Internet Exchange.
Doron has been involved in systems security and networking for over 35 years. He has spent many years in the academic networking arena, and was one of the networking pioneers in Israel (BITNet/EARN, ARPAnet/Internet) since the early 1980s. In his public service, he directs the .il domain name registry and the Israeli Internet Exchange. He is also co-founder of the recently established IL-CERT - the Israeli CERT.
Shikmoni has been providing security and networking consulting for numerous government and private sector entities. He was the architect of the Israeli government's Internet operation and secure gateways, is instrumental in the Israeli eID scheme, and has been assisting the Ministry of Justice and the Knesset (parliament) in legislation (e.g. Electronic Signature Law) and various committees. He is a member of various committees in the SII - the Standards Institute of Israel.
Doron has been involved in the ICANN process and has been a member of SSAC since its inception.
Statement of interest: ISOC-IL is the domain name registry for the Israel ccTLD.
Dr. Bruce Tonkin is an Australian citizen and is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Melbourne IT Limited, where he is responsible for developing new partnerships, and creating and executing strategic initiatives.
Bruce holds a bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1 st class honours) and a Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering.
Before joining Melbourne IT in 1999, he worked in small private engineering consulting businesses, universities, and industry research laboratories (e.g., AT&T Bell Labs in the 1980s). Bruce is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Melbourne IT was the first commercial administrator for the .com.au namespace (beginning in 1996), and in 1999 was one of the first five test-bed registrars when ICANN established registrar competition for the existing com/net/org registry. Melbourne IT now provides domain name registration services for many gTLDs and ccTLDs.
Bruce attended his first ICANN meeting in Melbourne in March 2001 and became involved with the registrars constituency on behalf of Melbourne IT. He was subsequently elected to the GNSO Council by the Registrars constituency, and became chair of the DNSO Names Council, and subsequently the GNSO Council in 2002. During his term on the GNSO Council, the GNSO has introduced new ICANN policies for transfers, Whois, and deleted names, and has also progressed the work on new gTLDS and further improvements in Whois.
Bruce has also been an active participant in policy development for the .au ccTLD on behalf of Melbourne IT. Major policy work has included the introduction of registrar competition in the .au namespace, and the introduction of a range of policies covering areas such as domain name registration policies and Whois.
He was originally elected to the ICANN Board by the Generic Names Supporting Organisation for a term that started in 2007, and was re-elected for a second term in 2010, His term will expire six months after the 2012 Annual General Meeting. He was also elected as vice-chair of the ICANN Board in 2011.
Statement of Interest: Bruce Tonkin is an employee and holds shares in Melbourne IT. Melbourne IT is an ICANN accredited registrar for gTLDs, and is accredited as a registrar for many ccTLDs.
Stefano Trumpy (GAC Liaison)
Stefano Trumpy is a research associate of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) allocated in the Institute for Informatics and Telematics in Pisa. In recent years its main interest have been focused on Internet governance. Has been a pioneer for the introduction of the Internet in Italy.
He was administrator the ccTLD ".it" since its inception in 1987, until 1999. Since 1999 he acts as GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) member for Italy within ICANN. He acted as liaison of GAC to SSAC until ICANN meeting in Sidney of June 2009 when he was nominated SSAC member, while retaining his position in the GAC.
He advises the ministers for Innovation andtelecommunications for matters concerning the Internet governance. He brought the CNUCE Institute among the founders of the Internet Society (ISOC) in 1992; since its inception in 2000, he is the President of the Italian chapter of ISOC. He acted as President of TERENA (Trans European Research and Education Networking Association) from 95 through 99. He has been director of the CNUCE - CNR (an institute dedicated to research and development of advanced services on information science and networking) from 83 through 96. He is author of about a hundred publications and technical reports; he has been guest editor of the IEEE Proceedings Special Issue on "Evolution of Internet Technologies" published in September 2004.
Paul A Vixie
Dr. Paul Vixie is Chairman and Founder of Internet Systems Consortium. He served as President of MAPS, PAIX and MIBH, as CTO of Abovenet/MFN, and on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies. He has served on the ARIN Board of Trustees since 2005, where he served as Chairman in 2008 and 2009, and is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 8, and he hired many of the people who wrote BIND 9 and the people now working on BIND 10. He has authored or co-authored a dozen or so RFCs, mostly on DNS and related topics, and of Sendmail: Theory and Practice (Digital Press, 1994). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS and DNSSEC).
Statement of Interest: ISC is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity incorporated for public benefit in the state of Delaware.
Rick Wesson is CEO of Support Intelligence, Inc. Support Intelligence is a network security company located in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2006 on the premise that malicious network activity can best be controlled by applying modern machine learning algorithms to large volumes of aggregated traffic data. Support Intelligence's mission is to keep networks clean, secure, and free of compromised hosts and it does this by providing high quality, actionable information on malicious network activity. Support Intelligence targets the highly distributed nature of internet abuse in all its forms and monitoring and remediation solutions are built to the specific needs of organizations running mission critical, professional grade networks.
Rick is also the CEO of Alice's Registry which he founded in 1999 to fund open-source software development. Rick has built the technology back-ends for many ICANN accredited registrars and has served as the Vice Chair and CTO of ICANN's Registrars' Constituency and as a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Committee. Rick also served as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, the nation's second largest Community Development credit union where he sat on the credit and finance committees. Rick has worked on fraud detection and Internet identification for the financial services industry as well as developing many solutions for registrars implementing the Whois, RRP, EPP, and DNS protocols. He believes strongly in community development and financial literacy for both physical and Internet communities.
Suzanne Woolf is experienced in both the technical and policy aspects of the evolution of the Internet, particularly DNS and other network operations. She has held a variety of roles for the Internet Systems Consortium since 2002, currently including product management, strategic considerations for ISC's software and protocol development projects, and participation in Internet technical policy activities with ICANN, ARIN, and others.
As Technical operations manager for ICANN, Suzanne worked on the initial design and implementation of ICANN's internal network and providing operational support for ICANN's root nameserver. Earlier, she performed programming and systems administration for USC Information Sciences Institute. Her projects included programming and systems support, network engineering, and nameserver management.
Suzanne's current networking interests center on large scale infrastructure, DNSSEC deployment, promoting the operational use of IPv6, and IETF participation in related working groups such as DNSEXT and V6OPS. She is especially interested in securing the DNS and the global routing system, implications of the growing adoption of IPv6 in areas such as multi-homing, and global policy issues for the IP address registries to consider together.
Suzanne is a Member, ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, Root Server System Advisory Committee, and ARIN Advisory Council; she actively participates in NANOG and IETF.
Board liaison terms end (subject to possible re-appointment) after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting each year. Suzanne has served as the Root Server System Advisory Committee Liaison since 2004.
Joe joined ICANN in 2009. He provides direction and management for ICANN's production DNS services, including the L Root Nameserver. Joe engages in technical community outreach through regional operator meetings, and is an active contributor to the IETF. Before joining ICANN, Joe held technical operations and architecture roles for TekSavvy, Afilias, ISC and AboveNet.
John is responsible for establishing strategy, planning and execution for ICANN's external Security, Stability and Resiliency programs. He works on a cross functional basis with the ICANN executive team, staff and the community to enable and enhance capabilities that improve the overall security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's Identifier Systems and associated infrastructures and represents ICANN in operational and technical dialogues and forums to ensure the full communities engagement with these programs.
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the SSAC, including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for ICANN Policy Department activities, including supporting community work teams and assisting in the development of draft documents.
Julie has worked for more than 10 years in Internet and telecommunications technology and policy development. Prior to joining ICANN, as an independent consultant she provided research, analysis, and technical documentation for U.S. government clients on issues such as cyber security and space-based communications. Julie also is a volunteer instructor at the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute in Washington, DC, where she has taught classes on Internet policy for private and public sector officials from developing countries since 2001.
Previously, Julie was a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, DC think tank, where she researched and authored several reports. From 1998 to 2004, Julie worked for Nortel, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer, first as Manager of Telecom and Internet Technology Policy and later as Director of International Policy. Julie has a M.A. degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Patrick joined ICANN in March 2006 and manages the process for evaluation of new registry services, serves as project manager for ICANN's gTLD registry continuity plan and assists gTLD registries and sponsors with a variety of issues.
Rick started performing IANA functions in 2007 after escaping from Washington DC where he was Director Global IT Policy at the US Department of State. While there he spent much of his time working to ensure policymakers and other stakeholders understood the technology and philosophy behind the Internet and other information technologies.
Dave is a recognized expert in the fields of Internet routing, broadband access and security. He served as an IESG area director of the IESG and authored several RFCs. Dave started a private consulting firm in 1993, and served as a technical advisor to a number of successful Internet startups. An enthusiastic freelance writer, Dave has published articles with the Business Communications Review, Wall Street Ticker, ENISA Journal, Information Security Magasine, and ISSA Journal. Dave also spent many years testing and evaluating emerging technology and publishing results in numerous trade publications. He has co-authored two books on Internet technologies and served as an acquisitions editor for a major publisher, and has also provided editorial supervision of web information portals and conference program development for major conference operators.
Barbara joined ICANN in March 2005 and serves as General Manager, IANA overseeing the day-to-day operations of the IANA team in managing the domain name system.
Steve is Senior Technical Analyst, Policy where he supports projects of SSAC and provides research and technical support for other policy projects, especially in the GSNO arena.