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Keren  Elazari

Keren Elazari

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 >

Elazari’s independent research work and writing about emerging security issues has been featured by Scientific AmericanWIRED, and she is a frequent speaker and commentator in international events and in the media. Ms. Elazari holds a CISSP certification, 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 Security Fellow and 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 Inc.com’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’. In 2020, Keren's TED talk is still one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of security and hacking. Keren is also the founder of Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global SecurityBSides movement, and the Leading Cyber Ladies, global professional network for Women in Cyber Security.

Her collaborative book with 8 leading women, Women in Tech, was published by Penguin USA in March 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller. In July 2017, Keren was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s “most influential women” and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

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The Age of Cyber Warfare

Ransomware Attacks and How to Prevent Them

TED: Hackers: the Internet's Immune System

Speech Topics

The Future of Cyber Security: Trends, Predictions & Strategies to Build Resilience

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.

Hackers Inc.: Learning to Think like Hackers with Innovation & Creativity

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.

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

CyberPunk & Global Hacktivism