Keren Elazari

Cybersecurity analyst and senior researcher at the Tel Aviv University




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Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized researcher, author, and speaker with years of experience in the international cybersecurity industry. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading security firms, public organizations, and Fortune 500 companies and groundbreaking startup companies, helping global organizations navigate complex cybersecurity issues. Keren Elazari's independent research about cybersecurity has been featured by Scientific American, WIRED, TED, CNN, Financial Times and more. She is a frequent speaker and commentator in 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 "Hackers: the Internet's immune system" 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’ and helped shape a global conversation about the role of hackers in the information age. She 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 as well as in NASA Research Park in California.

In 2016 Keren founded BSidesTLV, a community event for hackers in Israel. Her latest collaboration is an Amazon bestseller, a book for “Women in Tech” (2016, Penguin Random House). Keren writes about emerging cybersecurity issues and is a frequent commentator on national & international broadcast media and the press.

In 2017, she was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s 50 most influential women.

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