Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Review
The Board took action on 12 June 2022 to defer the Third Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. See the Board resolution here.
|SSAC Review Wiki Workspace Page
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|Introduction to Reviews
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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||Initiate Review||Board Resolution Initiating the Second Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee||18 May 2017|
|RFP for Independent Examiner||Announcement of Independent Examiner Request for Proposals||7 Jul 2017|
|Request for Proposal Extension||Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the SSAC Organizational Review||1 Aug 2017|
|Conduct Review||Selection of Independent Examiner||Announcement of selection of Independent Examiner||22 Feb 2018|
|Assessment Report||Independent Review of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee: Assessment Report (translations of Executive Summary available)||20 Jun 2018|
|Draft Report posted for Public Comment||Draft Final Report posted for Public Comment||15 Oct 2018|
|Final Report Executive Summary||Independent Review of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee: Executive Summary||17 Dec 2018|
|Final Report||Independent Review of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee: Final Report||17 Dec 2018|
|Plan Implementation||Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan||SSAC Review Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan||13 May 2019|
|Board Accepts Final Report and Implementation Plan||Board accepts Final Report and Feasibility Assessment of the Initial Implementation Plan||23 Jun 2019|
|SSAC2 Review Detailed Implementation Plan||Detailed Implementation Plan drafted by the SSAC2 Review Implementation Work Group||19 Dec 2019|
|Implement Improvements||Board Accepts Implementation Plan||Board accepts the SSAC Review Detailed Implementation Plan||12 Mar 2020|
|Detailed Implementation Report||SSAC2 Review Detailed Implementation Report||25 Jun 2020|
|Detailed Implementation Report||Updated SSAC Review Detailed Implementation Report||24 Aug 2020|
|Final Implementation Report||SSAC Review Detailed Implementation Report||2 Dec 2020|
|Board Accepts Final Implementation Report||Board Accepts Final Implementation Report||25 Mar 2021|
|Standard Operating Procedures||Deferral of Third SSAC Review||Deferral of the Third SSAC Review (SSAC3)||12 Jun 2022|