Rod Rasmussen

President and Chief Technology Officer

The State Department has added pages to Rod’s passport to accommodate his travels to conferences, committees and boards. Twice.

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 and serves as the APWG Industry Liaison, representing and speaking on behalf of the organization at events around the world. In this role, he works closely with ICANN, the international oversight body for domain names, and 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.