Rod Rasmussen

Rod Rasmussen

IID President and Chief Technology Officer
Joined on June 22, 2010
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Rod Rasmussen co-founded IID and is the company’s lead technology development executive. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on the abuse of the domain name system by criminals. Rasmussen is co-chair of the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) Internet Policy Committee. He is a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). Rasmussen is a member of the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Steering Committee. He is a member of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (FCC CSRIC). Rasmussen is also an active participant in the Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), and is IID’s Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) representative. He is a regular participant in DNS-OARC meetings, the worldwide organization for major DNS operators, registries and interested parties, and in ICANN’s series of DNS Security, Stability, and Resiliency Symposiums. Rasmussen earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and holds two bachelor’s degrees, in Economics and Computer Science, from the University of Rochester.

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Some Thoughts on the ICANN EWG Recommended Registration Directory Service (RDS)

It has been my distinct pleasure to serve on ICANN's Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG). We put in many long months and what seemed like countless hours of research, discussion, meetings, and deliberations on how to tackle a clean-slate approach to gTLD directory services, popularly known as "WHOIS". In our Final Report, the Expert Working Group (EWG) recommended a Registration Directory Service (RDS) to replace today's WHOIS, providing a next-generation system to better meet the needs of the evolving global Internet with greater accuracy, privacy, and accountability. more

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WhoisDomain NamesInternet GovernanceICANNDNSCybersecurityRegistry ServicesCybercrimeThreat Intelligence

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