Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari

World Renowned Cyber Security and Privacy Expert

Speaker Categories: Cybersecurity | Information Technology | Intellectual Capital | E-Commerce | Women in Business, Finance | Information Technology Industry

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Former Hacker, Cyber Security & Privacy Expert

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. 

Media

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. 

Education

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. Elazari is also a Security Fellow with Singularity University, a private future-oriented think tank. 

TED Speaker

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 27 languages and selected for TED’s list of ‘Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and Inc.com’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’.

Book

Keren's collaborative book with 8 leading women, Women in Tech, was published by Penguin USA in March 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller.

Accolades

In 2016, Keren co-founded the largest Israeli security research community conference, BSidesTLV, part of the global Security BSides hacker movement. In July 2017, Keren was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s “50 most influential women”.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IN CYBER SECURITY – AND WHAT WE CAN ALL DO ABOUT THEM

From Target to Sony Pictures, GPS Hijacking to Zero Days : This talk will look at the major trends and the problems we have to deal with, as an industry and as a community of security professionals. We will shed light on new security threats and inspire the audience of security professionals to take action with practical ideas on how to make a difference. This talk has been well received by audiences of security & technology professionals worldwide, from the US (DEFCON) to Europe (BELNET) and Asia (Code Blue Tokyo).

WOMEN & CYBER SECURITY: BREAKING THE GLASS FIREWALL

In cyber space, race or gender should not matter. But in the real world, there’s huge gender bias and lack of diversity in the information security community. We will look at this phenomenon from a global perspective, examining studies and examples from all over the world. I will share my personal story of pursuing a career in a mostly male dominated industry, and how serving in the Israeli military changed my life. We will discuss why women often exclude themselves from the powerful world of hacking and how this can change, with accessible role models, female industry leaders reaching out and more respectful business environments that can nurture the next generation of cyber warriors – of all genders.

SCIENCE FICTION TO REALITY – THE FUTURE OF CYBER THREATS

From hacking the human body to stopping our cars – Today’s innovative technologies are changing not just digital lives, but humanity in a broader sense, blurring the lines between the human and the artificial, the born and the made, creating new interfaces between man & machine. The next frontier of hacking will affect all aspects of our lives. As hackers discover the vulnerabilities of things like medical devices, “the internet of things” or the automotive industry, new boundaries will be explored and broken. This talk will highlight the new threats and opportunities of the next digital revolution, and why every organization should care about cyber security.

HACKERS: THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR THE INFORMATION AGE – AS SEEN AT TED 2014

The beauty of hackers is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world. Hackers, as manipulators of technology and information, are playing a key role in the future of man & machines evolution. Like an immune system, they are change agents, they continuously push the boundaries of technology, exploring new frontiers the turning science fiction into a reality. But with great power comes great responsibility, and the transformative power of hacking can become a positive influence in years to come, but only if we learn to embrace it.

TALES FROM THE CYBER CRIMINAL UNDERGROUND

Cyber security is now a top concern for global corporates and governments alike. Since 2010 and the advent of cyber weapons and major cyber espionage campaigns, cyber warfare has become a critical issue affecting the national security of nation states worldwide. At the same time, Cybercrime and corporate espionage attacks are persistent – and more lucrative than ever. Intellectual Property (IP) theft, customer data breaches & damage to corporate reputation have caused business loses estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. While the global security industry leads a constant cat and mouse game, trying to catch up with the bad guys – cyber criminals make millions with a click of a button – staying one step ahead of the game. This talk ventures deep “behind the scenes” and into the dark world of the global cybercrime industry, in order to reveal how innovative technologies are abused by cyber criminals and understand what this means for organizations in all sectors of industry.

INNOVATION LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM HACKERS

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. But can we learn anything about innovation from them? The surprising fact is that hacking can, and often does, improve products. It exposes vulnerabilities, supplies innovations, and demonstrates what is possible and how consumers actually want to use technology. In this talk we will learn how companies that once fought hackers, can now invite them to innovate – and how more and more organizations are learning to embrace the creative aspects of hacker culture.

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