Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Keren Elazari | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Cyber Security Researcher, Technology Thought Leader
Tel Aviv
Secure your digital future and embrace cyber resilience with Keren Elazari, speaker, cybersecurity analyst, and researcher.

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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.
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The Age of Cyber Warfare & Society's Digital Battlefields
In 2020, The Covid19 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. Learn from Keren Elazari about 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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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? Keren Elazari explores 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.
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Keren Elazari | Speaker Biography

Keren Elazari is a highly respected cyber security analyst, author, and researcher with an impressive 25-year track record in the field. She is renowned for her expertise in emerging security technologies and trends, and serves as an independent strategic advisor to leading technology providers, government agencies, innovative start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies.

In 2014, Keren made history as the first Israeli woman to deliver a speech at the prestigious TED Conference. Her talk has garnered millions of views, been translated into 30 languages, and has been selected as one of TED's 'Most Powerful Ideas'. It remains one of the most watched talks on the subject of cyber security and hacking.

Keren holds a CISSP certification and has earned a master's degree in security studies. She is also a visiting faculty member at Reichman University and a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University. Furthermore, Keren is the founder of BSidesTLV, Israel's largest security research community, and the creator of Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for women in the field of cyber security.

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