Merike Kaeo is the CTO of Farsight Security, responsible for developing the technical strategy and executing its vision. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Kaeo held positions as CISO for IID, and Founder of Doubleshot Security, which provided strategic and operational guidance to secure Fortune 100 companies. She led the first security initiative for Cisco Systems in the mid 1990s and authored the first Cisco book on security—translated into more than eight languages and leveraged for prominent security accreditation programs such as CISSP. Kaeo is a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). Kaeo earned a MSEE from GWU and a BSEE from Rutgers University.