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RFC 7397: Report from the Smart Object Security Workshop

The IAB has published RFC 7397: Report from the Smart Object Security Workshop.

Abstract: This document provides a summary of a workshop on ‘Smart Object Security’ that took place in Paris on March 23, 2012.  The main goal of the workshop was to allow participants to share their thoughts about the ability to utilize existing and widely deployed security mechanisms for smart objects.

This report summarizes the discussions and lists the conclusions and recommendations to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.

IAB Appoints Benson Schliesser to IAOC

The IAB is responsible for selecting one IETF Administrative Oversight  Committee (IAOC) member for a two-year term starting in March 2015.  The  selection was made in accordance with BCP 101 and BCP 113.

A call for nominations was issued on 8 October 2014. Nominations for four  candidates were received, and three of them were willing to serve.  All who accepted the nomination were very strong candidates and their names were  announced on 7 November 2014.

After obtaining written input from all nominees and feedback from the  community on all of them, the IAB discussed which candidate to choose.   After significant discussion, the IAB decided to appoint Benson Schliesser to this position.

The IAB thanks all of the nominees for their willingness to serve the IETF community.

Call for nominations: IETF appointments to the ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial  support for the IETF. As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the  IETF, the IETF is called upon to name 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT),  with staggered 3-year terms.  This requires that the IETF select two Trustees in 2015.

This year, the IAB will select 2 people for terms beginning in mid-2015 and ending in mid-2018.

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IAB Seeks Feedback on ICANN Technical Liaison Group Candidates

Dear Colleagues,

The IAB recently requested nominations to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).  We have a number of candidates, and we are soliciting comment from the community on these candidates.

The following candidates have put their names forward:

Loa Andersson
Paul Wouters

Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org.  We thank you in advance for your help.

Best regards,
Russ Housley

IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality

In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private information.  RFC 1984 documented this need.  Since that time, we have seen evidence that the capabilities and activities of attackers are greater and more pervasive than previously known.  The IAB now believes it is important for protocol designers, developers, and operators to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic.  Encryption should be authenticated where possible, but even protocols providing confidentiality without authentication are useful in the face of pervasive surveillance as described in RFC 7258.

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Reappointment of Lars Eggert as IRTF Chair

The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Lars Eggert as the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Chair. The IAB received a significant number of comments saying that Lars is doing a excellent job. This appointment is for a two year term, beginning in March 2015 and ending in March 2017.

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

Reappointment of Nevil Brownlee as Independent Submission Editor

The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Nevil Brownlee as the Independent Submission Editor (ISE). The IAB received a significant number of comments saying that Nevil is doing a superior job. This appointment is for a two year term, beginning on 15 February 2015 and ending on 14 February 2017.

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair