Keynote Speaker Keren Elazari AKA k3r3n3

Keren Elazari

International security analyst, founder of Israel’s largest security community event, author, and TED talk speaker Keren Elazari is a leading voice for women in cybersecurity and tech; featured by Forbes and Biztech magazine.

Meet Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari is a leading authority in cybersecurity, having served as a cyber security officer in the Israeli Defense Force intelligence arm, being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and currently as a senior researcher at the Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center.

The New York Times, CNN, Biztech Magazine, and several other top media outlets have featured Keren Elazari, including Forbes naming her one of the top 50 most influential women in Israel.

Keren Elazari is available to be booked for corporate and private events. She is also well-known for her keynote and motivational speaking. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Keren Elazari’s fees.

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Keren Elazari grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel where she learned English and computer hacking on the early internet in the 1990s. She was inspired by the film Hackers to become a white-hat hacker at a young age. When Elazari was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces, she requested to work in communications and security. Elazari would spend 10 years in the army, and served as a cybersecurity officer in the intelligence arm.

Elazari attended Tel Aviv University where she earned a Master of Arts in Security Studies.

Keynote Speaking

To date, Elazari has presented for hundreds of in-person and remote speaking engagements at major companies and events. Top organizations such as Intel, Akamai, VMWare, and MIT hire Keren Elazari as their keynote speaker of choice.

Keren Elazari is the first Israeli woman to give a TED talk at the official TED Conference. Her TED talk about hackers has been viewed by millions, translated into 30 languages, and is one of the most-watched talks on on the topic of cyber security.

She has since spoken to several organizations and conferences such as DEF CON and the Atlantic Security Conference.

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Keren Elazari Booking Price

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Upcoming Engagements

Our speakers are in high demand! View their upcoming events.

Aug 08 - 09 2024

Global Leadership Summit 2024 – Keynote Speaker Carey Lohrenz – Chicago, IL

Willow Creek Community Church
Aug 18 - 21 2024

Allied Solutions CNC’24 – Keynote Speaker Lisa Bodell – BC, Canada

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Sep 04 - 06 2024

Credit Union Leadership Symposium 2024 – Keynote Speaker Samantha Radocchia – Nashville, TN

Omni Nashville Hotel
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Key Audience Takeaways

Organizations can hire Keren Elazari for keynote speeches, webinars, panels, and in-person appearances. She is also an experienced online event host, MC, and panel moderator.


Malicious Innovation – Lessons We Can Learn From Hackers

Cybersecurity is no longer just about safeguarding secrets; it’s about preserving our digital way of life. As cyber criminals innovate at breakneck speeds, how can we stay one step ahead?

Explore the future of cybersecurity, the lessons we can learn from hackers, and the importance of fostering diversity in the tech world. In an age where data reigns supreme, hackers have emerged as both villains and heroes. But beyond the headlines, there’s a world of innovation driven by the hacker ethos. Discover how businesses are tapping into hacker creativity, the surprising ways in which hacking can drive product improvement, and the transformative power of hacker culture.


AI, Cybersecurity, and the Technology of Tomorrow

In a world increasingly governed by technology, Keren Elazari invites you on a journey through the digital landscape, seen through the eyes of a hacker. Drawing from her personal experiences and evolution into a hacker, Keren delves into the fearless spirit of hackers as pioneering innovators and early adopters of technology.

But what role does Artificial Intelligence (AI) play in this realm? Keren demystifies AI’s role in cybersecurity, highlighting its potential and limitations. She presents chilling examples of “malicious innovation,” where automation, AI, and adversarial machine learning are wielded with nefarious intent. Yet, in this age of digital uncertainty, one element stands out as both a challenge and an opportunity: TRUST.

As we look to the future, the applications of AI in cybersecurity are vast, both as a shield and a weapon. But where do friendly hackers fit into this narrative? Keren posits that they could be the unsung heroes, identifying and rectifying the “bugs” in complex algorithms and machine learning models. Join Keren as she unravels the intricate dance between AI, cybersecurity, and the hacker ethos, offering insights into the risks and opportunities that lie ahead.


The Age of Cyber Warfare & Society’s Digital Battlefields

In 2020, The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped our work and personal lives, pushing us further into the digital realm. With this shift came new vulnerabilities and threats. 2022 and 2023 brought ongoing wars and geopolitical conflicts. Now, in 2024 billions of people will go to the polls in an unprecedented year for democratic elections globally. In this talk, you will learn how geopolitics influence the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, from sophisticated cybercriminal campaigns to foundational attacks on digital trust – and why we must adapt our digital defenses for these challenging times.

The 21st century has ushered in an age where cyber warfare is the new norm, with nations wielding digital weapons to further their political agendas. From the groundbreaking Stuxnet virus to the cyber onslaughts in Ukraine, the digital realm has become the frontline. As we navigate this new warfare landscape, it’s crucial to understand the implications for global security and the pivotal role of trust in our digital society.

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