Merike Kaeo

Merike Kaeo

Merike Kaeo is a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer at Double Shot Security, which provides corporate governance and executive strategies to secure global organizations. In prior roles, Merike held positions as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Uniphore, Chief Technology Officer 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 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is a passionate advocate for practical security measures and driving industry change to create a culture of integrity, responsibility, and accountability.

Merike is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a pioneer member of The Internet Society and has been an active contributor in the Internet Egineering Task Force (IETF) since 1992. She was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2007 for her continued efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms. Merike was appointed to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Board of Trustees in 2016 to serve a one-year term from Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017. Since 2010 she has been an active member on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and from 2018 through 2021 served as the SSAC Liaison to the ICANN Board.

Merike earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.


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