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ICANN Hires Top Security Expert

22 August 2016

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Mark Jardina, an expert in global security and health and safety, has joined the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as Vice President of Security Operations.

"Safety and security of the ICANN stakeholders, Board and the organization are our top priority," said CEO Göran Marby. "Mark brings over 15 years of global security experience gained within the public, private, NGO and diplomatic sectors. We are very pleased to have this in-house expertise."

Building on existing plans developed in partnership with Control Risks and International SOS, Jardina will be responsible for physical security operations. Within his purview are travel advisories (for ICANN meetings, Board meetings and other business-related travel), onsite security at ICANN Public Meetings and events, and security for ICANN offices around the world.

Jardina has an extensive background in global security gained in the international development community, global media development and private sector corporate security, as well as the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Marine Corps. He has international experience in South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Jardina is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, and is conversational in Turkish. He resides in Washington, D.C.