Keren Elazari

Author & Senior Researcher, Tel Aviv University

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. As an independent industry analyst, Keren covers emerging security trends and technologies. Her research work and writing about security has been featured by Scientific AmericanWIREDGIGAOMCNN and others. Keren holds a CISSP security certification and MA in Security Studies from the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University – where she is currently a senior researcher with the Balvatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center.

Since 2012, Elazari holds the position of Security Teaching Fellow with Singularity University. 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 25 languages and selected for TED’s list of Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’. Her upcoming book collaboration with 7 leading women, Women in Tech, will be published by Penguin RandomHouse USA in March 2016.