Farsight Security CTO Merike Kaeo to Keynote Microsoft BlueHat Security Conference

Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Farsight Security, Inc. announced that Farsight Security Chief Technology Officer Merike Kaeo will deliver the keynote entitled, “Reinventing Trust in a World of Organized Chaos” at the Microsoft BlueHat Security Conference on Wednesday November 8th 2017 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington.

The Microsoft BlueHat Security Conference is a prestigious invitation-only event that brings Microsoft engineers and the security community together to learn about the current threat landscape and challenge practitioners thinking and actions around security. This year, the conference expects over 1000 attendees each day.

In her keynote entitled, “Reinventing Trust in a World of Organized Chaos,” Ms. Kaeo will focus on why the rapid deployment of new technologies has made creating -- and sustaining -- trust, and resiliency in today’s online world seems like an insurmountable problem. “I will examine why this steady erosion of trust creates a condition where no one wants to be held accountable and everyone appears eager to shift blame and responsibility to someone else,” said Ms. Kaeo, Farsight Security CTO. “Today’s digital economy requires reinventing and regaining trust. We should fight for the right of security researchers to make responsible disclosures and for companies to disclose breaches without fear of possible public backlash or incurring enormous fines.”

About Farsight Security CTO Merike Kaeo

Ms. Kaeo is the CTO of Farsight Security, responsible for developing the technical strategy and executing its vision. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Ms. Kaeo 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.

Ms. Kaeo 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). Ms. Kaeo earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.

About Farsight Security, Inc.

Farsight Security is the world’s largest provider of historic and real-time passive DNS data. We enable security teams to qualify, enrich and correlate all sources of threat data and ultimately save time when it is most critical - during an attack or investigation. Our solutions provide enterprise, government and security industry personnel and platforms with unmatched global visibility, context and response. Farsight Security is headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA. Learn more about how we can empower your threat platform and security team with Farsight Security passive DNS solutions at www.farsightsecurity.com or follow us on Twitter: @FarsightSecInc.


Karen Burke
Director of Corporate Communications
Farsight Security, Inc.