Security, Stability, and Resiliency Review (SSR)
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|Introduction to Reviews
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|SSR2 Fact Sheet
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Objectives of the SSR Review
Under the Bylaws (Section 4.6(c)), ‘The Board shall cause a periodic review of ICANN’s execution of its commitment to enhance the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global interoperability of the systems and processes, both internal and external, that directly affect and/or are affected by the Internet’s system of unique identifiers that ICANN coordinates (“SSR Review”).’
The issues that the review team for the SSR Review (“SSR Review Team”) may assess are the following:
- security, operational stability and resiliency matters, both physical and network, relating to the coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers;
- conformance with appropriate security contingency planning framework for the Internet’s system of unique identifiers;
- maintaining clear and globally interoperable security processes for those portions of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers that ICANN coordinates.
The SSR Review Team shall also assess the extent to which ICANN has successfully implemented its security efforts, the effectiveness of the security efforts to deal with actual and potential challenges and threats to the security and stability of the DNS, and the extent to which the security efforts are sufficiently robust to meet future challenges and threats to the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS, consistent with ICANN’s Mission.
The SSR Review Team shall also assess the extent to which prior SSR Review recommendations have been implemented and the extent to which implementation of such recommendations has resulted in the intended effect.
The SSR Review shall be conducted no less frequently than every five years, measured from the date the previous SSR Review Team was convened (see Bylaws, Section 4.6(c)).
Review Progress and Milestones
Watch a brief video by ICANN's CTO, as he discusses the 2nd Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team.
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.
|Assemble Review Team||Call for Volunteers||Public announcement inviting volunteers to submit application||30 Jun 2016|
|Call for Volunteers Extension||Application Extended for the Second Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR-2) Review Team||12 Aug 2016|
|Review Team Announced||Selection of the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team Members Announced||14 Feb 2017|
|Appointment of Board Designee||Board appoints a member to the Second SSR Review Team||3 Feb 2017|
|Plan Review||Various||Review team activities and detailed information available on the community wiki||30 Jun 2016|
|Conduct Review||Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS Review (SSR2) Restarts||The Second Review of the Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System (SSR2) formally restarted 07 June 2018.||7 Jun 2018|
|Additional Funding||Board resolution approving additional funding||7 Nov 2019|
|Draft Report||Draft Report for Public Comment||24 Jan 2020|
|Public Comment on Draft Report||Public comment on Second Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report||24 Jan 2020|
|Public Comment Extended||Public Comment Period Extended: SSR2 Review Team Draft Report||3 Mar 2020|
|Final Report Executive Summary||Executive summary of the SSR2 Final Report||22 Jan 2021|
|Final Report||Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Final Report||25 Jan 2021|
|Board Action||Public Comment on Final Report||Final report and recommendations posted for Public Comment||28 Jan 2021|
|Board receipt of the Final Report||Board receipt of the Final Report||3 Mar 2021|
|Board Action on Recommendations||Board resolution taking action on 63 recommendations||22 Jul 2021|
|Rationale supporting Board resolution||Rationale supporting Board resolution||22 Jul 2021|
|Scorecard||Scorecard: Final SSR2 Review Team Recommendations||22 Jul 2021|
|Board Blog||Board Action and Next Steps on the SSR2 Review||26 Jul 2021|