June 23, 2015 10:00 ET

FCC Reappoints IID's Rod Rasmussen to Its Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council

IID President and CTO Also Recently Reappointed to ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) -  IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence, today announced that the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has reappointed IID President and CTO Rod Rasmussen to its Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). Established in 2009, the Federal Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the FCC regarding best practices and actions it can take to ensure the security, reliability and interoperability of communications systems.

Appointees to the council span the public and private sector. They include representatives from a wide range of government agencies and telecom and broadcasting organizations like AT&T, CBS Corporation, CenturyLink, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Sprint Corporation, T-Mobile USA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Verizon Communications and more. This is Rasmussen's third term with FCC CSRIC. The term lasts two years.

"I am very proud of the work prior CSRIC councils have produced, particularly addressing where wide cross-industry collaboration is needed to address fundamental problems like Internet address system spoofing and hijacking, and laying out industry-wide best practices for provisioning Internet services," said Rasmussen. "I look forward to continuing to collaborate with some of the world's best and brightest in their field as part of FCC CSRIC to ensure the nation's communications system -- and the increasing role the Internet plays to help keep it running -- stays secure and trusted."

ICANN Appointment
ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) also recently reappointed Rasmussen to its Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). ICANN is an internationally organized nonprofit corporation that is responsible for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) top-level domain name system management, and DNS root server system management functions. Created in 2002 by ICANN, the SSAC advises the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the security and integrity of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems.

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