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Former Hacker Turned Cyber Security Expert
Keren Elazari, a former hacker turned cyber security expert, is an internationally celebrated speaker and author on matters of cyber security and privacy. Her 2014 TED talk, viewed by millions, helped shape the conversation about hackers and their important role in society.
Keren Elazari brings years of experience in the international cyber security industry to the stage. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Global Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies. Her research work and writing about security trends has been featured by Scientific American, WIRED, GIGAOM, CNN and more. Keren holds a CISSP security certification and MA in Security Studies from the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University – where she is a senior researcher with the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center. In 2012, Keren held the position of Security Teaching Fellow with Singularity University, a private think tank, founded by Dr. Ray Kurzweil and sponsored by Google & NASA amongst others.
Since 2013, Keren covers emerging security technologies as a security industry analyst with GIGAOM research, the leading independent media voice on all matters technology. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to be invited to speak at the annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by 1.5 million people online, translated to 25 languages selected for TED’s list of ‘Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and for Inc.com’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’.