Keren Elazari, CISSP

Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher
Keren Elazari, CISSP, 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. 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 ’. Her collaborative book, Women in Tech, was published by Penguin USA in 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller. In 2016, Keren founded Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global SecurityBSides movement. Keren is also the founder of Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for Women in Cyber Security. In 2017, Keren was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s “most influential women” and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel.

Keren Elazari's Speaking & Research Topics

• The Future of Cyber Security: trends, predictions and strategies to build resilience
• Hackers - the immune system of the internet
• Exponential security, automated adversaries and rise of AI in Cyber Security
• Hackers Inc.: Learning to think like hackers with innovation and creativity
• Women in Tech, Female Hackers, Diversity in Tech/ Cyber security
• Hack the human: biohacking & the bleeding edge of innovation
• CyberPunk and global Hacktivism

Session: Live Conversation with a Friendly Hacker