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.