Born and Raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Keren Elazari has been a key member of the Israeli Cyber Security & Hacking scene for more than 12 years. Since 2000, Keren has been employed with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies. Keren holds a CISSP security certification, a BA in History and Philosophy of Science and is currently a research associate and MA candidate with the prestigious Security Studies program at from Tel Aviv University. In 2012, Keren held the position of Teaching Fellow for Security with Singularity University, a private think tank, sponsored by Google & NASA and focused on exploring the impacts of rapidly accelerating technological change. In the past 10 years, Keren has organized, hosted and participated at many international security events including: Y2Hack2004 & ILHack09 in Tel Aviv, keynote at ITBN 2007 Security Day in Budapest, co-chair of IDC Herzliya Cyber Terrorism Workshop in 2010, Invited speaker to NATO International conference on Cyber Conflict in 2011, 2012 & 2013, Featured speaker at WIRED magazine's annual UK event, DLD events worldwide and RSA conference 2013 and many more. Keren is fluent in Hebrew & English, likes to practice Aikido and travel the world.
Anonymous & Automated Methods
In this talk, we will go on a journey into the internet’s underground, to see how it created a force to be reckoned with - Hacktivism, and more specifically: Anonymous, the global hacker movement. Since 2008, Anonymous Operations have targeted political and ideological causes across the spectrum: from Law enforcement agencies to government & security organizations, from billion dollar global companies to religious organizations, from organized crime syndicates to private individuals. This talk will discuss Anonymous past, present and future and show how the use of automated attack tools & communications techniques played a major part in Hacktivism’s recent rise to power.