The IAB has selected Andrew Sullivan as the new IAB Chair. The IAB thanks Russ Housley for his service in the role over the past two years.
The IAB has published RFC 7452: Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking.
Abstract: The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) denotes a trend where a large number of embedded devices employ communication services offered by Internet protocols. Many of these devices, often called “smart objects”, are not directly operated by humans but exist as components in buildings or vehicles, or are spread out in the environment. Following the theme “Everything that can be connected will be connected”, engineers and researchers designing smart object networks need to decide how to achieve this in practice.
This document offers guidance to engineers designing Internet-connected smart objects.
June 19, 2015, Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, hosted by the 27th annual FIRST Conference.
Workshop Information: https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/caris/
Numerous incident response efforts exist to mitigate the effects of attacks. Some are operator driven focused on specific attack types, while others are closed analysis and sharing groups spanning many attack types. Many of the operator driven models work with members to mitigate the effects of such attacks for all users, but how to contribute information to these efforts is not always known or easy to discover. Sharing within closed community analysis centers is only practical for very large organizations as a result of resource requirements even to be able to use shared data. Without coordination, these efforts are not only duplicated, but leave out protections for small and medium sized organizations. These organizations may be part of the supply chain for larger organizations, a common pathway for successful attacks.
This workshop aims to bring together operators, researchers, CSIRT team members, service providers, vendors, information sharing and analysis center members to discuss approaches to coordinate attack response at Internet scale. Continue reading
The IAB has published a statement on liaison compensation.
The IAB is responsible for selecting two individuals to serve 3-year terms on the ISOC Board of Trustees. The procedure is described in RFC3677. The candidates who accepted their nominations are:
- Richard Barnes
- Gonzalo Camarillo
- Hago Dafalla
- Russell Housley
- John Levine
- Jordi Palet Martinez
- David Meyer
We solicit feedback on these candidates by March 26, 2015. Please send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your feedback to be anonymized, please indicate such in your response. The IAB expects to finalize its selections around April 1, 2015.
The IESG will confirm the candidates by April 30, 2015 and the appointees will begin serving as new board of trustee members in June.
The IAB posted a joint statement with the ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) confirming the ongoing liaison relationship.
On 4 February 2015, the NomCom announced the selection of the IAB slate whose terms will start at IETF 92 in March 2015:
- Ralph Droms
- Russ Housley (incumbent)
- Robert Sparks
- Andrew Sullivan (incumbent)
- Dave Thaler (incumbent)
- Suzanne Woolf
The IAB thanks outgoing members Joel Halpern, Eliot Lear, and Xing Li for their years of service to the community on the IAB.
The IAB has just posted a statement on Identifiers and Unicode 7.0.0. Please read it here:
The IAB has selected Paul Wouters to serve a two-year term on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).
The IAB thanks all of the candidates. This was a difficult decision with two strong candidates.
The IAB thanks Daniel Migault for his service on the ICANN TLG during 2014.
Today, the IAB provided comments to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) on their report “The mapping of international Internet public policy issues.”