[NA-Discuss] Joint DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working Group (DSSA Working Group)

Eric Brunner-Williams ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Tue Jan 11 15:58:44 UTC 2011


One thing I've not yet seen on an ALAC mailing list (this one or the 
at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org list) is mention of the Call for 
volunteers to Joint DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working Group 

Have I missed looking in the right place?

Here is an announcement from the ccNSO-members list, forwarded via the 
AfTLD-Discuss list, of which I am a subscriber.

> As you may recall, the ccNSO council has adopted the charter of the Joint
> DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working Group (DSSA Working Group). The
> objective of this working group is to:
> - examine the level, frequency and severity of threats to the DNS;
> - the current efforts and activities to mitigate these threats; and
> - identify possible gaps in the current security response to DNS issues.
> The Charter is available at
> http://www.ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-15nov10-en.htm
> As this charter was also adopted by the ALAC and GNSO and is in the process
> of being adopted by the NRO, we are now calling for volunteers from the
> ccTLD community to join the DSSA Working Group.
> If you would like to become a member of the DSSA WG, please note that
> following membership criteria apply:
> 1) You should have knowledge or expertise of the objectives of the DSSA
> Working Group
> 2) You should be prepared to actively participate in the activities of the
> working group on an ongoing and long-term basis.
> 3) You should be prepared, if required, to sign a a Formal Affirmation of
> Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure paper (see Annex B of Charter) and/or a
> Non-Disclosure Agreement. The WG might want to set up a sub-working group to
> access confidential or proprietary information. If you want to participate
> in such a sub-working group you will most likely be be required to sign one
> or both of the aforementioned agreements in order to ensure access to and
> protection of confidential information.
> If you are interested in joining this Working Group, we also need a
> Statement of Interest, containing following information:
> - Current vocation, employer and position
> - Type of work performed
> - Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership
> interest in that are interested parties in DSSA related topics.
> - Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in DSSA related
> topics. Are you representing other parties? Describe any
> arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or
> person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member.
> - DSSA Working Group members are expected to demonstrate knowledge or
> expertise aspects of the objectives of the DSSA Working Group. Please,
> identify any knowledge, expertise or experience you have that would be
> relevant to the work of the DSSA Working Group.
> - Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from
> participation in such processes, for example, if you are an academic or NGO
> and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be
> a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by an
> organisation that has an interest in DNSSA Working Group outcomes.
> The Statement of Interest will be posted on the DSSA Working Group website.
> You do not need to be a ccNSO member to join the group!
> If you are interested in joining the DSSA Working Group, please let me have
> your statement by the 17 January 2011, at the latest.
> The ccNSO Council will consider the applications and then formally appoint
> the Working Group members.


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