Merike Kaeo is a vCISO at Double Shot Security, which provides corporate governance and executive strategies to secure global organizations. In prior roles, Merike held positions as CISO at Uniphore, CTO of Farsight Security and CISO for Internet Identity (IID). Her foray into security started when she instigated and led the first security initiative for Cisco Systems in the mid 1990s and authored the first Cisco book on security, Designing Network Security, which was translated into multiple languages and leveraged for prominent security accreditation programs such as CISSP. She is a passionate advocate for practical security measures and driving industry change to create a culture of integrity, responsibility and accountability.
Merike has served on the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) and since 2010 has been a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). She served a one year term on the ARIN Board of Trustee and a 3-year term as the SSAC Liaison to the ICANN Board. Merike earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.