SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farsight Security, Inc., provider of the world’s largest real-time DNS threat intelligence, today announced that the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Board of Trustees has appointed global information security expert and Farsight Security Chief Technology Officer Merike Käo to serve a one-year term on the Board beginning on January 1, 2017.

Paul Andersen, Chairman of the ARIN Board of Trustees, commented “we are pleased to have someone with Merike’s knowledge and experience joining the ARIN Board and look forward to her insight in helping ARIN best serve the needs of the Internet community.”

“ARIN plays a critical governance role in the always-evolving Internet ecosystem that not only helps the Internet continue to thrive but also makes it a safer cyberplace for the world to live, work and play today -- and in the future. I am very proud to be appointed to the ARIN Board of Trustees and look forward to working with my fellow board members to support its mission and goals for 2017 and beyond,” said Ms. Käo.

ARIN is the nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources – IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers – in its service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. ARIN is one of five Regional Internet Registries in the world.

The ARIN Board of Trustees, which will consist of eight members when Ms. Käo joins in January, maintains authority over the scope, mission, and along with the President and Chief Executive Officer establishes the strategic direction and fiscal oversight of the organization.

About Merike Käo, Global Information Security Expert
Merike Käo is the CTO of Farsight Security. Previously, she held positions as CISO for Internet Identity (IID) and founder of Doubleshot Security. She is a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council and has led security and IPv6-focused strategies at numerous companies, including Boeing, Comcast, and T-Mobile, and worked for Cisco Systems, Inc. Ms. Käo is the author of Designing Network Security (Cisco). In 2007, she was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow for continued efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms.

About Farsight Security, Inc.
Farsight Security, Inc. provides the world's largest real-time threat intelligence on changes to the Internet. Leveraging proprietary technology with over 200,000 observations/second, Farsight provides the Internet's view of an organization and how it is changing purposely, inadvertently or maliciously. For more information on Farsight, please visit https://farsightsecurity.com.

Karen Burke For Farsight Security, Inc
kburke@fsi.io
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