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'''SSAC''' is the acronym for '''Security and Stability Advisory Committee''' and represents the committee which advises [[ICANN]] on matters that are beyond of assigning domain names and [[IP]] addresses.
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The '''Security and Stability Advisory Committee''' ('''SSAC''') advises the [[ICANN Board]] on matters related to the security and integrity of domain names and the allocation of [[IP]] addresses, including but not limited to security assurance for operational matters, administrative matters and registrations matters. <ref>[http://www.trafficmedia.com/knowledgebase/Internet-Business/Legal/Security-and-Stability-Advisory-Committee/?artid=584 SSAC overview]</ref>
 
 
==Short overview==
 
The Security and Stability Advisory Committee advises the [[ICANN]] community and [[ICANN]] Board on matters related to security and integrity of the Internet domain names and the allocation of [[IP]] addresses.
 
 
 
The advisory part might include matters related to security assurance for operational matters, administrative matters and registrations matters. <ref>[http://www.trafficmedia.com/knowledgebase/Internet-Business/Legal/Security-and-Stability-Advisory-Committee/?artid=584 SSAC overview]</ref>
 
 
 
SSAC deals with an ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis for Internet allocation services to determine which are main threats and how could these threats influence the stability. Based on these results, the SSAC advises the [[ICANN]] community.
 
  
 
==SSAC history==
 
==SSAC history==
During the ICANN meeting from November 2001, the ICANN Board asked the 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>
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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, while Patrik Fältström is the Chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee.
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There are currently 37 members of SSAC, with [[Patrik Fältström]] as the Chair.
  
 
==How does SSAC work?==
 
==How does SSAC work?==
In order to fulfill its objective to advise the [[ICANN]], SSAC develops comments, reports and advisories on the issues which may concern the Internet community.
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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.
* ''Reports'' are substantive documents which contain substantive information and are developed in a few months' time. The reports represent an well-structures and in-depth analysis concerning a specific topic or issue. Includes also recommendations for [[ICANN]].
 
* ''Comments'' are the responses received based on the reports created by [[ICANN]] groups or other eligible organizations. These comments are usually the responses supplied to public calls.
 
* ''Advisories'' are documents which not long but contain useful and clear information providing advice for [[ICANN]] and the Internet community. 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>
 
  
While [[ICANN]] deals with the allocation of domain names and [[IP]] addresses, SSAC deals with the assessment of risks and threats that might influence the allocation of resources.  
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In order to fulfill its objective to advise [[ICANN]], SSAC develops comments, reports and advisories on the issues which may concern the Internet community.
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* ''Reports'' are documents which contain substantive information and are developed in a few months' time. The reports represent a well-structured and in-depth analysis concerning a specific topic or issue, and includes recommendations for [[ICANN]].
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* ''Comments'' are the responses received based on the reports created by [[ICANN]] groups or other eligible organizations. These comments are usually supplied to public calls.
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* ''Advisories'' are concise documents containing useful and clear advice for [[ICANN]] and the Internet community. 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>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 23:00, 21 February 2011

The Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) advises the ICANN Board on matters related to the security and integrity of domain names and the allocation of IP addresses, including but not limited to security assurance for operational matters, administrative matters and registrations matters. [1]

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).[2]

There are currently 37 members of SSAC, with Patrik Fältström as the Chair.

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 documents which contain substantive information and are developed in a few months' time. The reports represent a well-structured and in-depth analysis concerning a specific topic or issue, and includes recommendations for ICANN.
  • Comments are the responses received based on the reports created by ICANN groups or other eligible organizations. These comments are usually supplied to public calls.
  • Advisories are concise documents containing useful and clear advice for ICANN and the Internet community. The advisories supply recommendations and solutions for problems and ways to reduce risks and threats. [3]

References