Keren Elazari is an internationally acclaimed security researcher, author and strategic analyst, with years of experience in the international cyber security industry.
Since 2000, Elazari has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Big 4 firms, and advised Fortune 500 and groundbreaking startup companies, helping global organizations navigate complex cyber security issues. Moreover, her independent research work and writing about emerging security issues has been featured by Scientific American, and WIRED, and she is a frequent speaker and commentator at international events and in the media.
In 2014, Keren Elazari became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by millions online, translated into 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, Elazari founded Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV which was part of the global SecurityBSides movement. She is also the founder of Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for Women in Cyber Security. In 2017, Ms. Elazari was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s “most influential women” and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel.
In 2020, Keren Elazari’s TED talk still remains one of the most viewed in the category of security and hacking, and in February, Keren Elazari was Featured by Forbes as one of 20 “Hackers who shaped history”.
She holds both CISSP certification and an MA in Security Studies from the prestigious Tel Aviv University, and – where she is a senior researcher with the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, with her specific focus being on the complex relationships between hackers, industry and government.
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