Merike Käo

Profile of Merike Käo

CTO, Farsight Security, Inc.
Member Since: 3/8/2017
News & Commentary Posts: 1
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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. 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.

Merike is a member of the IEEE and has been an active contributor in the IETF since 1992. She was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2007 for her continued efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms. She is a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). Merike earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.

Articles by Merike Käo
Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  3/16/2018
New 'Mac-A-Mal' Tool Automates Mac Malware Hunting & Analysis
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/14/2018
(ISC)2 Report: Glaring Disparity in Diversity for US Cybersecurity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/15/2018
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.