Keren Elazari


Cyber Security Analyst

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About Keren

Keren Elazari is an internationally acclaimed security researcher, author and strategic analyst, with years of experience in the international cyber security industry. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Big 4 firms, advised Fortune 500 and groundbreaking startup companies, helping global organizations navigate complex cyber security issues. Elazari’s independent research work and writing about emerging security issues has been featured by Scientific American, WIRED, and she is a frequent speaker and commentator in international events and in the media. Ms. Elazari holds an MA in Security Studies from the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University – where she is a senior researcher with the Balvatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center , focusing on the complex relationships between hackers, industry and government. Elazari is also a visiting faculty member with Singularity University, a private future-forward think tank.
In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by millions online, translated to 30 languages and selected for TED’s list of ‘Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’. Her collaborative book with 8 leading women, Women in Tech, was published by Penguin USA in March 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller. In 2016, Keren founded Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global SecurityBSides movement. In July 2017, Keren was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s “most influential women” and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel.

Former hacker Keren Elazari: "The world has been in a cold cyber-war for the past 7 years"

Hackers Can Change the World

Hack the Future—A Hacker's Perspective - Keren Elazari, at USI

Keren Elazari Keynote Speaker - 2017/2018 Highlights

Hackers: the internet's immune system

SIX on Cybersecurity

Speaking Topics

  • CyberPunk and global Hacktivism

  • Exponential security, automated adversaries and rise of AI in Cyber Security

  • Hackers Inc.: Learning to think like hackers with innovation and creativity

  • Hackers - the immune system of the internet

  • Hack the human: biohacking & the bleeding edge of innovation

  • The Future of Cyber Security: trends, predictions and strategies to build resilience

  • Women in Tech, Female Hackers, Diversity in Tech/ Cyber security

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