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Merike is the CTO of Farsight Security, responsible for developing the technical strategy and executing its vision. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Merike held positions as CISO for Internet Identity (IID), and founder of Doubleshot Security, which provided strategic and operational guidance to secure Fortune 100 companies.
Merike sits on various security companies technical advisory boards, is a frequent contributor to IETF standards and is a sought after speaker in global ISP and security-related forums. She has been on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) since 2010, the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) since 2012 and actively participated in the EU NIS WG2 on information sharing initiatives. Currently she is a co-chair of the FIRST special interest group (SIG) on ‘Information Exchange Policy Framework’ which will establish a guideline and framework for information exchange policies at a global level.
Merike earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.