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The '''Security and Stability Advisory Committee''' ('''SSAC''') advises the [[ICANN Board]] and community on matters related pertaining to the security correct and integrity reliable operation of domain names and the root name system, address allocation of [[IP]] addressesand Internet number assignment, including but not limited and registry and registrar services such as WHOIS. The SSAC also tracks and assesses threats and risks to security assurance for operational matters, administrative matters the Internet naming and registrations mattersaddress allocation services. <ref>[http://www.trafficmedia.com/knowledgebase/Internet-Business/Legal/Security-and-Stability-Advisory-Committee/?artid=584 SSAC overview]</ref> ==SSAC History==During the ICANN meeting from November 2001, the ICANN Board asked the Board President to assign a President for "security and stability of the Internet's naming and address allocation system" which has the responsibility to create a in-depth analysis of the risks and threats. In May 13 year 2002 the President of the committee for security and stability was converted to the President of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/committees/security/biographies-31jan11-en.htm SSAC history]</ref> There are currently 37 members of SSAC<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/biographies-08oct13-en.htm members]</ref>, with [[Rod Rasmussen]] as the Chair. Others include:<ref> List of SSAC Membership as of Oct 2013 http://www.icann.org/en/committees/security/</ref>
==SSAC History and Membership==
During the ICANN meeting from November 2001, the ICANN Board asked the Board President to assign a President for "security and stability of the Internet's naming and address allocation system" which has the responsibility to create an in-depth analysis of the risks and threats. On May 13, 2002, the President of the committee for security and stability was converted to the President of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/committees/security/biographies-31jan11-en.htm SSAC history]</ref>
The SSAC's chair and members are appointed and can be removed by the [[ICANN Board]]. SSAC membership appointments run for three years, but there are no limits on how many times members can be re-appointed.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en/#article12 ICANN Bylaws Article 12.2 (b)]</ref>
[[Rod Rasmussen]] is the current Chair of the SSAC. He was appointed for another three-year term as Chair in September 2020.<ref>[https://features.icann.org/security-and-stability-advisory-committee-ssac-member-appointments-1 ICANN Resolution - SSAC Member Appointments, September 10, 2020]</ref> The current SSAC membership is as follows:<ref>[https://www.icann.org/groups/ssac ICANN - About the SSAC]</ref>
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*[[Greg Aaron]]
*[[Joe Abley]]
*[[Ben Butler]]
*[[Lyman Chapin]]
*[[KC Claffy]]
*[[Steve Crocker]]
*[[Andrew de la Haije]]
*[[Paul Ebersman]]
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*[[Patrik Fältström]]
*[[Ondrej Filip]]
*[[Bobby Flaim]]
*[[James Galvin]]
*[[Robert Guerra]]
*[[Warren Kumari]]
*[[Jacques Latour]]
 
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*[[Barry Leiba]]
*[[John R. Levine]]
*[[Tara Whalen]]
*[[Suzanne Woolf]]<br>
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== SSAC Support Staff ==
Support for the committee is provided by:
* [[Andrew McConachie]], Technical Policy and Technology Senior Manager* [[Danielle Rutherford]], SSAC and [[RSSAC]] Policy Specialistand Technology Analyst* [[Kathy Schnitt]], Secretariat Operations Coordinator for <abbr>SSAC and [[RSSAC</abbr> and <abbr>SSAC</abbr>]] Support Lead Administrator* [[Steve Sheng]], Senior Technical AnalystDirector, Policy Development Support
==How does SSAC work?==
SSAC 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. SSAC advises the ICANN community based on the results of these assessments.
In order to fulfill its objective to advise [[ICANN]], SSAC develops comments, reports , and advisories on the issues which may concern the Internet community.* ''Reports'' are technical documents which that contain substantive information and are developed in a few months' time. The reports represent a well-structured and , in-depth analysis concerning of a specific topic or issue, and includes include recommendations for ICANN.* ''Comments'' are the SSAC responses received based on the to reports created by other ICANN groups bodies or other eligible organizations. These comments are usually supplied through [[Public Comment]] proceedings or to public callsthe ICANN Board when it asks the SSAC for an opinion. * ''Correspondence are documents concerning administrative, governance, or community-related issues and are normally signed by the SSAC Chair''. * ''Advisories'' are concise documents containing useful and , clear advice for ICANN and the Internet communityso that they can act in a timely manner. The advisories supply recommendations and solutions for problems and ways to reduce risks and threats. <ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/committees/security/ SSAC reporting]</ref>
The ===SSAC Policy Advice Development Process===#SSAC produces Reportsmembers, AdvisoriesICANN, and Comments on a range of topics. Reports are longerthe ICANN Board, substantive documents, which usually take a few or several months to developan SO or AC requests that SSAC review an issue. Advisories are shorter documents produced more quickly to provide timely advice #If the SSAC agrees to review the communityissue, a work party begins drafting a document. Comments are responses #The Work party shares the document with those it might affect and then sends revisions to reports or other documents prepared by others, ithe SSAC.e#The SSAC posts the revised document for Public Comment. #The SSAC reaches a consensus on the final document, which the SSAC chair shares with relevant parties in the ICANN staff, SOs, other ACs, community or, perhaps, by other groups outside of ICANNlegal team. #The SSAC considers matters pertaining to publishes the correct approved document and reliable operation of the root name system, to address allocation tracks and Internet number assignment, and to registry and registrar services such as WHOISreviews its effects.<ref>[https://www. The SSAC also tracks and assesses threats and risks to the Internet naming and address allocation servicesicann.org/policy#how_is_policy_developed How policy is developed]</ref>
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