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, and a participating member in the Registration Infrastructure Security Group (RISG). He was recently appointed to the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (FCC CSRIC). Rasmussen is also an active member of the Digital PhishNet, a collaboration between industry and law enforcement, an active participant in the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), 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.