Farsight Security (United States)
Merike is the CTO 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 â€œDesigning Network Securityâ€. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Merike held positions as CISO 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 security and IPv6 focused strategies at numerous companies, including Boeing, Comcast and T-Mobile.
Merike is a member of the IEEE and has been an active contributor in the IETF since 1992. She is currently a member of the Security and Stability Advisory Council at ICANN. In 2007 she was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow for her continued efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms. Merike received her BSEE from Rutgers University and her MSEE from The George Washington University.