Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Appointment of Benedict Addis to the Security & Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

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Appointment of Benedict Addis to the Security & Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Resolved (2014.09.09.03), that the Board appoints Benedict Addis to the SSAC.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The SSAC is a diverse group of individuals whose expertise in specific subject matters enables the SSAC to fulfill its charter and execute its mission. Since its inception, the SSAC has invited individuals with deep knowledge and experience in technical and security areas that are critical to the security and stability of the Internet's domain name and address system.

The SSAC's continued operation as a competent body is dependent on the accrual of talented subject matter experts who have consented to volunteer their time and energies to the execution of the SSAC mission. Benedict Addis is a technical officer in the Cyber and Forensics department of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), a UK law enforcement body. He has a significant computer science and network security background, which is an integral part of his law enforcement responsibilities. He has been actively working on Internet abuse and Internet criminal activities for many years. Mr. Addis offers a valuable perspective to the SSAC regarding the intersection of government policy and law enforcement.