Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher
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. Read More >
TED: Hackers: the Internet's Immune System
Cyber security is no longer about protecting secrets. It's about our way of life: from autonomous cars, to webcams medical devices, to the manipulation of political campaigns and global markets. But are you thinking about what's next? This talk will aim to inspire the audience of security professionals to take action about the things that require our attention the most. We will shed light on emerging security threats and inspire the audience to take action with practical ideas on how to make a difference in their organizations – and what we can learn from, and work with, friendly hackers. We will discuss the future workforce and business challenges in this space and how to foster more diversity in cyber security. Finally, we’ll take a look at the future of cyber security and learn why resilience will be defined not just by our efforts to balance technology’s benefits against the risks it brings with it - but by how we evolve our paradigms about security, privacy and digital access.
In the information age, data is the new currency and access to it is power. With battle cries such as “Information wants to be free”, “Hack the planet” and “we are legion” – in recent years, hackers have risen to infamy. Yet, as more of our lives go digital, and we come to rely increasingly on internet enabled devices, the security of this software and hardware will become vital for everyone. Surprisingly, it's the friendly hackers who might just be our best hope in the years to come. That’s because hacking can, and often does, exposes vulnerabilities, supplies innovations, can teach technology vendors how consumers actually want to use the products they buy. In this exciting dynamic session we will learn first hand about the global hacker community, and why its time to start collaborating with friendly hackers. We will talk about hacker motivations, and how to access the skills and talent hackers represent, to make your organization safer and ready to face any technology challenge.