ICANN promotes senior director to replace Chief Security Officer role.
Most companies have CXOs. ICANN is expanding that to CXXXOs.
The non-profit announced today that it has promoted John Crain to be the Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer. That’s a new title for the Chief Security Officer role, which is being vacated by Jeff Moss at the end of the year. Crain was previously a senior director with the same lengthy title.
Why the extra words in the title? It has to do with ICANN’s core mission of security and stability for the DNS. Some parties are questioning ICANN’s commitment to security and stability as it pushes new top level domain names out the door. I guess this is a clever way to say that ICANN is serious about it. ICANN also announced the formation of a new Security, Stability and Resiliency Executive Committee, led by Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé.
Personally, I’d rather they split this into a few positions. Just because I’d like someone to be called the Chief Resiliency Officer.