Two senior members of ICANN’s Security Team have been appointed to lead roles on global cybersecurity and DNS security initiatives. John Crain has been appointed by the root server operators to a seat on Board of Directors for the Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC), and Dave Piscitello has been nominated by the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) Steering Group to serve on the Initiative’s Executive Management Group.
DNS-OARC is a forum where DNS operators, implementors, and researchers collaborate in a trusted environment to share information, experiences and expertise, coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, and improve DNS operations worldwide. Read more about DNS-OARC at https://www.dns-oarc.net/. ICANN has hosted DNS-OARC at previous meetings, such as in San Francisco and Toronto, and has been a long supporter of DNS-OARC’s mission as a non-profit, membership-driven organization promoting research and information sharing on the Domain Name System.
The Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) seeks to provide coherent, comprehensive and sustainable assistance to member states so that states are better able to combat cybercrime. As a member of the EMG, Dave will provide advice on the overall operations of the CCI. (Read more about the CCI at http://www.commonwealthigf.org/cigf/cybercrime/). ICANN has hosted the CCI at recent meetings such as in Prague and Costa Rica, and is working with the CCI on DNS training and capability building initiatives.