Louis Touton is Vice President and General Counsel of ICANN.
ICANN has had a root server advisory committee from early days, working
on root server placement to improve resilience; the security and
stability advisory committee was created in the wake of 9/11 and
has increased the priority of root server security evaluation.
At 09:10 AM 11/23/2002 -0500, Joe Baptista wrote:
The attack, however, should come as no surprise to ICANN (Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the Department of Commerce
contractor responsible for root security. Over the years, ICANN has been
warned that the existing root infrastructure was vulnerable to attack, but
the warnings have been largely ignored. Now, however, ICANN President
Louis Touton insists that the attacks "make it important to have increased
focus on the need for security and stability of the Internet." ICANN's
Security and Stability Advisory Committee quickly moved in to investigate
the incident. The committee is expected to produce a report on securing
the edge of the USG Domain Name System network.
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