Merike Kaeo is the Chief Technology Officer of Farsight Security, responsible for developing the technical strategy and executing its vision. She is a recognized global expert in information security and author of the Cisco Press book „Designing Network Security”.
Prior to joining Farsight Security, Merike held positions as Chief Information Security Officer for Internet Identity (IID), where she created the strategic direction for improving and evolving the corporate security posture, and founder of Doubleshot Security, where she worked with numerous companies creating strategic operational security and resilient networking architectures. She led the first security initiative for Cisco in the mid-1990s. Merike is on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). She earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.