DOUBLE SHOT SECURITY
Double Shot Security was founded in January 2000 to offer worldwide technical strategy and business consulting services to secure network infrastructures – these services are provided to both vendors and end-users. Based on a systematic approach of education, analysis and design, the company helps vendors create valuable product strategies and end-users architect effective network security solutions.
The company's expert staff relies on current hands-on experience with both IPv4 and IPv6 network infrastructures to provide the client with the latest best current practices to mitigate security risks. Security expertise encompasses risk analysis and evaluation of security needs as well as practical deployment experience in technologies including firewalls, IPsec, SSL, AAA functions and IDS systems.
Merike Kaeo, founder and chief network security architect, is a recognized global expert in information security and author of 'Designing Network Security'. She led Cisco's first security initiative in 1997, has acted as a technical advisor for numerous security start-up companies, and is a frequently sought after speaker and instructor of security issues and solutions at international security-related conferences and ISP forums around the world including NATO conferences, RSA, NANOG, RIPE, APRICOT and SANOG.
Prior to working at Double Shot Security, Merike was employed by Cisco Systems, Inc. as a technology leader in the 'emerging technologies' team looking at innovative technology developments available for partnering or acquisition. She was responsible for developing strategies with senior executives for entering new markets and was responsible for identifying opportunities and working with business development managers to execute investment, partnering and acquisition transactions. Merike worked primarily on technical issues relating to network performance, network routing protocols, network design, and network security. Merike started her networking and information security career in 1988 at the National Institute of Health, designing and implementing the original FDDI backbone for the NIH campus using Cisco routers.
Merike is a member of the IEEE and has been an active contributor in the IETF since 1992. She was the co-chair of the IETF IPPM (IP Performance Metrics) working group from 2000-2003. She received her BSEE from Rutgers University in 1987 and completed her MSEE degree from George Washington University in 1998.