Keren Elazari

Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher

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.  


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.

Ms. Elazari holds an MA in Security Studies from the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University - where se is a senior researcher with the BalvatnikInterdisciplinary Cyber Research Center , focusing on the complex relationships between hackers, industry and government. Elazari is also a visiting faculty member withSingularity University , a private future-forward think tank.

In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annualTED conference . Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by millions online, translated to 30 languages and selected for TED’s list of 'Most Powerful Ideas in 2014 ' and Inc.com's 'Top TED Talks of 2014 '.

Her collaborative book with 8 leading women,Women in Tech , was published by Penguin USA in March 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller. In 2016, Keren founded Israel's largest security community event,BSidesTLV , part of the global SecurityBSides movement. In July 2017, Keren was selected byForbes as one of Israel's "most influential women" and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel.

Ms. Elazari's Speaking & Research Topics:

  • The Future of Cyber Security: trends, predictions and strategies to build resilience
  • Hackers - the immune system of the internet 
  • Exponential security, automated adversaries and rise of AI in Cyber Security
  • Hackers Inc.: Learning to think like hackers with innovation and creativity
  • Women in Tech, Female Hackers, Diversity in Tech/ Cyber security
  • Hack the human: biohacking & the bleeding edge of innovation
  • CyberPunk and global Hacktivism


Day 2 - Wednesday 27th March 2019

Plenary session

Are your shields up? How to improve security in travel

In the travel industry, security is always at the top of everyone’s minds. In this fireside chat, Keren and Jeff will give us their views on the challenges, the opportunities and what we can do with new technologies to embrace security for today and for the future of travel.