Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Keren Elazari is an analyst for Gigaom Research, a cyber security expert, sought-after public speaker and has been a key member of the Israeli cyber security and hacking scene for more than 12 years. Since 2000, Keren has been employed with leading Israeli security firms, government organisations, and Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies.
Keren has organised, hosted and participated at international security events such as Y2Hack04 & ILHack09 in Tel Aviv, ITBN 2007 Security Day in Budapest, co-chaired IDC Herzliya Cyber Terrorism Workshop in 2010, the prestigious NATO International conference on Cyber Conflict in 2011 and 2012, and has been an invited speaker at international media events such as DLD, Campus Party and WIRED. Her TED 2014 talk has been watched by over 1.5 million viewers and translated into 20 different languages.
During 2012 Keren held the position of security teaching fellow with Singularity University in Mountain View, California. Keren holds a BA in History and Philosophy of Science and Technologies from Tel Aviv University, and the international accreditation for information security professionals, CISSP since 2007. She is currently researching the effects of hacking and cyber warfare on global politics, as part of an MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University. Keren is fluent in both English and Hebrew, likes to practice Aikido and travel the world.
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