▸ Foundation Council
|Bill Woodcock - Chairman
Bill is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international non-governmental organization that builds and supports critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. Since entering the Internet industry in 1985, Bill has helped establish more than three hundred Internet exchange points. In 1989, Bill developed the anycast routing technique that now protects the domain name system. Bill serves on the board of directors of the M3AA Foundation, and was on the board of the American Registry for Internet Numbers for fifteen years. Now, Bill’s work focuses principally on the security and economic stability of critical Internet infrastructure.
|Martin Leuthold - Treasurer
After studying at ETH Zurich, Martin Leuthold worked in a number of security functions in Switzerland and abroad, including CISO of a multinational industrial conglomerate. He has been in charge of SWITCH’s Security and Network division since February 2016 where he is also responsible for the Computer Emergency Response Team SWITCH-CERT. Martin Leuthold is a member of the Quad9 foundation council in Switzerland.
Mary O’Brien began her career as a semiconductor engineer at GEC Plessey. In 1994 she moved to Motorola, where she developed GSM, GPRS, and UMTS ASICs and software. In 2007 she joined IBM, doing product development in their security division. She was promoted to Vice President of Research and Development in 2014, and General Manager of IBM Security in 2018. She runs the global organization of more than eight thousand people from its Cork offices, in her native Ireland.
Benno Overeinder is managing director and senior research engineer at NLnet Labs. NLnet Labs is a non-profit organization with core Internet technology research and development as its focus. As part of his position, Benno is responsible for the strategic and tactical planning of activities, innovation of new technologies for Internet infrastructure. For his research activities, he is particularly interested in how research results have practical and operational implications for how we manage our networks. Topics of interest are DNS and DNSSEC (implementation, operation and policy), inter-domain routing (BGP, RPKI, stability, scalability and security), and Internet measurements at large. He is also an active member in the RIPE, IETF and DNS-OARC community.
The Federal Cybersecurity Delegate reports directly to the Head of the Federal Department of Finance and is the contact for the political world, the media and the general public on questions related to cyber-risks. He heads the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) and is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS). He heads the interdepartmental committees on improving the coordination of activities in the area of cyber-risks, specifically the Cyber Core Group and the NCS Steering Committee.