Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Appointment of Geoff Huston to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

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Appointment of Geoff Huston to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Board Approval of SSAC appointment

The Board approves of the appointment Geoff Huston to the SSAC.

Meeting Date: 
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) reviews its membership and makes adjustments from time-to- time.

Whereas, the SSAC Membership Committee, on behalf of the SSAC, requests that the Board should appoint Geoff Huston to the SSAC.

Resolved (2015.02.12.11), the Board appoints Geoff Huston 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 naming and address allocation systems.

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. Geoff Huston brings valuable skills to the SSAC. Mr. Huston is Chief Scientist at APNIC. He is generally involved in projects relating to measurement and network metrics. Recently he has been focused on studying the exhaustion of the remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses, the related topic of the uptake of IPv6, the measurement of the DNS and the uptake of DNSSEC, and the design and operational stability of the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI). The SSAC believes he would be a significant contributing member of the SSAC.