[ALAC] ICANN's risk management

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 14:06:09 UTC 2015


Alberto,

LACRALO's input would be most welcome and appreciated by the Risk
Committee.

Best regards,

Rinalia
On Jan 25, 2015 12:56 PM, "Alberto Soto" <asoto at ibero-americano.org> wrote:

> Dear Olivier, I agree.
> In LACRALO we have already iniciated the process of ordering of these risks
> and we will put them in a survey to try to prioritize.
> It is also likely to add some others.
> Kind regards
>
> Alberto Soto
>
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> [mailto:alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] En nombre de Olivier MJ
> Crepin-Leblond
> Enviado el: sábado, 24 de enero de 2015 08:45 p.m.
> Para: Rinalia Abdul Rahim; ALAC Working List
> Asunto: Re: [ALAC] ICANN's risk management
>
> Dear Rinalia,
>
> thank you for this pointer. I am still nervous about ICANN's tendency to
> mix
> Risks to the DNS and Risks to ICANN. These are entirely different things.
>
> As such, the first example of Risk Management sends to a reference which
> provides an initial, but very incomplete example of DNS Risks:
> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-28-en
>
> The document then goes on to list an unordered list of Risks. That said, I
> concede that any ordered list with mitigation should be kept confidential
> and I therefore hope that the work will be undertaken competently by risks
> assessment professionals. My confidence in this process could be restored
> if
> the document which you point to at least mentioned what methodology (NIST
> 800-30, ISO31000, CRAMM, other) ICANN would use for its analysis and
> mitigation scenario building.
>
> The document also appears to imply that the list of Risks quoted is
> complete. I note only four risks relating to scaling and renewal of the
> ICANN community. I have given them numbers for easy referral:
>
> 1. Policy development process is too slow or ineffective, participants
> decrease or stagnate, or failure to bring new stakeholders into the model.
> 2. Perception of failure to implement and help achieve a global
> multi-stakeholder distributed IG ecosystem according to the widely accepted
> Net Mundial Principles.
> 3. Possibility that current supporting organization and advisory committee
> (SO/AC) structures cannot scale to include and support new global entrants
> and participants.
> 4. Lack of improving trust in the multi-stakeholder model.
>
> (4) is roughly a duplicate of (2). (1) and (3) also resemble each other.
> None of them mention capacity building. The ALAC is on record, on several
> occasions, explaining that bringing new stakeholders into the model is one
> thing but bringing them up to date and making them operationally active
> with
> the extremely complex topics addressed in ICANN is another. I would
> recommend that this risk is also addressed. I assert that this risk, along
> with the obvious knowledge/time imbalance between people whose job is
> directly related to domain names, versus people who volunteer to solely
> defend the public interest, is much more significant than the broad search
> for new stakeholders.
>
> Finally, I would suggest that the links in the document be checked: they
> failed a direct click on all of my navigators and needed to be cleaned up
> prior to pointing to the correct documents.
>
> Kindest regards,
>
> Olivier
>
> On 24/01/2015 13:33, Rinalia Abdul Rahim wrote:
> > Dear ALAC,
> >
> > FYI:
> >
> > Board Risk Committee shared a document on ICANN's risk management with
> > CCWG on Accountability.
> >
> > Publicly available at:
> >
> > https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/summary-risk-management-pr
> > ocess-23jan15-en.pdf
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Rinalia
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