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Keren Elazari

Authority on Cyber Security and Hacker Culture


Innovation & Future





Keren Elazari is an internationally acclaimed security researcher, author and strategic analyst, with years of experience in the international cyber security industry.

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.

Since 2000, Elazari has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organisations, advised Fortune 500 and start-up companies, helping them navigate complex cyber security issues. 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.

In 2014, Elazari became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annual TED conference. Her collaborative book with 8 leading women, Women in Tech, was published by Penguin USA in 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller.

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


  • Future of Cyber Security
  • Hack Culture
  • Women in Tech
  • Digital Era


  • Women in Tech, 2016