Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)
The Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) advises the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the security and integrity of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems. This includes operational, administrative, and registration matters. SSAC engages in ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis of the Internet naming and address allocation services to assess where the principal threats to stability and security lie, and advises the ICANN community accordingly. For more information on SSAC, click here.
SSAC Organizational Review
The goal of the review, to be undertaken pursuant to such criteria and standards as the Board shall direct, shall be to determine (i) whether that organization, council or committee has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, (ii) if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness and (iii) whether that organization, council or committee is accountable to its constituencies, stakeholder groups, organizations and other stakeholders.
These periodic reviews shall be conducted no less frequently than every five years, based on feasibility as determined by the Board. Each five-year cycle will be computed from the moment of the reception by the Board of the final report of the relevant review Working Group.
The graphic below illustrates phases and status of each review - a indicates that all activities within a given phase have been completed. The chart that follows the graphic provides further details of key activities and milestones within each phase – you can view these details by clicking on each of the phases in the graphic. The table also contains links to relevant documents.
|Plan Review||Appointment of review team members||Appointment of review team members||26 Jun 2008|
|Terms of Reference||Document outlining the scope of work adopted by the review team||16 Sep 2008|
|RFP for external consultant||Independent Expert Request for Proposals announcement||16 Sep 2008|
|Conduct Review||Selection of independent consultant||Announcement of selection of independent consultant|
|Draft Final Report of Independent Consultant||Review of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee – Public Discussion Draft #1||16 Feb 2009|
|Public Comment on Draft Final Report of Independent Consultant||Public comment on JAS Communications’ Draft Final Report||20 Mar 2009|
|Final Report of Independent Consultant||Review of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee prepared by JAS Communications, LLC||15 May 2009|
|Public Comment on Independent Consultant’s Final Report||Public comment on JAS Communications’ Final Report||21 May 2009|
|Draft Report||Draft Report of the SSAC Review Working Group posted for public comment||18 Sep 2009|
|Public Comment on SSAC Review WG’s Draft Report||Public comment on SSAC Review Working Group’s Draft Report||5 Oct 2009|
|Final Report||Final report submitted to ICANN Board||29 Jan 2010|
|Board receipt of the Final Report||Board action and resolution||12 Mar 2010|
|Plan Implementation||Board receipt of Implementation Plan||Board receipt of Implementation Plan||12 Mar 2010|
|Implement Improvements||Details of implementation and periodic updates||SSAC Improvements Implementation Plan||18 Mar 2011|
|Board action on review team recommendations||Board action and resolution||25 Jun 2010|
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