(blue star) Mandate:

  • Boban Krsic - Rapporteur
  • Denise Michel
  • Eric Osterweil
  • Kerry-Ann Barrett
  • Noorul Ameen
  • Norm Ritchie
  • Žarko Kecić

(blue star) Mandate: The group will be responsible for reviewing the completeness and effectiveness of ICANNs internal security processes and the effectiveness of the ICANN security framework.

(red star) Email Archives - HERE

(star) Workstream task management (Trello): https://trello.com/b/5Eu1ppuv/ssr2-subtopic-2-icann-ssr

(blue star) Conference calls: https://community.icann.org/display/SSR/Subgroup+Conference+Calls 

Background Materials: 

Subgroup Documents


Document (Versions in Red are latest)

12 Dec 2018Preamble for team reviewGoogle Doc
11 Dec 2018ICANN SSR Questions & AnswersExcel


Draft Report - ICANN SSR Subgroup - Meeting in LAGoogle Doc


LA Meeting - Day 2 notesGoogle Doc


ICANN SSR Subtopic activitiesGoogle doc


Draft Audit Plan: ICANN SSR Workshop 9-10 October Google doc


SS2 Work Plan (including Subgroup Work Plans)Wiki page


ICANN Security Subtopic: Work Plan DraftGoogle doc

Meeting Summary (9-10 October 2017)

The ICANN SSR Subgroup had a very productive two-day, fact-finding meeting at ICANN headquarters in Los Angeles. The subgroup met with a number of ICANN staff subject matter experts and discussed a range of issues relating to the completeness and effectiveness of ICANN’s security processes and the effectiveness of the ICANN security framework (including activities connected to the SSR2 Terms of Reference and implementation of SSR1 recommendations). Topics were covered to varying degrees of detail as warranted; some topics were covered sufficiently and some will require follow-on discussions.

The subgroup reviewed, submitted questions & information requests about, and discussed early observations about:

  • ICANN’s Security Framework and emerging threats
  • ICANN’s Risk Management Framework
  • ICANN’s Business Continuity strategies, objectives, plans and procedures
  • ICANN’s operational planning and controls, and prioritized activity recovery strategy
  • ICANN’s Incident Response Structure
  • ICANN’s root server operations
  • ICANN’s Global Domains Division activities that relate to SSR objectives, including:
    • New gTLD program SSR-related safeguards
    • Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO), and related processes, and testing
    • Registry Data Escrow (RyDE) program and Data Escrow Agents (DEA)
    • Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS) compliance, failures, plans
    • Vetting of registrar and registry operators as relates to SSR, and measurement & impact of malicious conduct by contracted parties, databreaches, etc.
    • SLA Monitoring System (SLAM)
    • Abuse reports, including SADAG and DAAR (Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse & Domain Abuse Activity Reporting)
    • SSR objectives in ICANN’S standard operating procedures (SOP).


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Rapporteur: Boban Krsic

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