Keren Elazari

Cybersecurity Expert

Keren Elazari is an internationally recognised security analyst, researcher and author. As a prominent advocate of the critical need for robust cybersecurity practices in today's digital landscape, Keren has advised many leading governments organisations, global and Fortune 500 companies on how to navigate these complex issues.

"The Friendly Hacker"

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  • Cyber Security in the Covid-19 Era
  • Women in Technology
  • IT Security Strategies
  • Emerging Security Threats
  • Learning Innovation Lessons From Hackers


She presents in English.

How she presents

Keren's presentations serve as intellectual firestorms, ablaze with incendiary insights that kindle curiosity and profound reflection. She consistently seizes centre stage at conferences across the world, leaving her audiences captivated and thirsting for even more.

Books & Media

  • Women in Tech

In Detail

Keren holds a CISSP certification and Master's 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. In 2016, Keren founded Israel's largest security community event, BSidesTLV which was part of the global SecurityBSides movement. She is also the founder of Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for Women in Cyber Security. In 2017, Ms. Elazari was selected by Forbes as one of Israel's "most influential women" and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel. In 2020, Keren was Featured by Forbes as one of 20 "Hackers who shaped history". Keren Elazari is the first Israeli woman who gave a TED talk at the official TED Conference.


Keren Elazari moves through business, academic and security circles, researching new technologies and emerging security threats. Inspired by science fiction and fuelled by insatiable curiosity, Keren spent years investigating the darker corners of cyberspace. Today, she emerges with a new understanding of the hacker underworld.


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Security Summit

Keren connects with audiences immediately and tells great stories that keep the audience hooked. She is extremely knowledgeable, but doesn't baffle the audience with tech speak.

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