Geoff Huston appointed to ICANN SSAC

By on 17 Feb 2015

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APNIC’s Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, has been appointed to the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

The SSAC advises the ICANN Board on matters related to the security and integrity of domain names and the allocation of IP addresses. It conducts ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis for Internet allocation services to determine which are viable threats and how these threats could influence the stability of the Internet.

When appointing Geoff, SSAC Chair Patrik Fältström said, “Geoff Huston brings valuable skills to the SSAC… 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.”

Geoff joins an esteemed group of SSAC members, and we are delighted to see his expertise recognized by his peers.  Congrats Geoff!

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