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Hacker Culture Around the World

February 3, 2022 |  12:15 - 1:15 pm  |  Zoom Webinar

On Thursday, February 3, the Strauss Center is pleased to welcome Keren Elazari for a virtual talk on “Hacker Culture Around the World” as part of Strauss’ speaker series titled “Tales from the Cybersecurity Front,” aimed at sharing stories from the cyber world. If you’ve only learned about hacker culture from movies, you’ve missed the best parts. Not only is it a rich tapestry that has evolved over the decades, but it is different around the world, especially as it pertains to the relationship between hackers and a national government (tolerated, supported, tight partnership, etc.). Global hacker and speaker Keren Elazari and Strauss Senior Cybersecurity Fellow Wendy Nather will talk about this evolution from the ‘70s and ‘80s through the ‘90s and how it works today, as well as the implications for cybersecurity policy.

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Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized cyber security analyst, author, and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security field. Keren covers emerging security technologies and trends as an independent strategic advisor, working with leading technology providers, government agencies, innovative start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the prestigious TED Conference. Keren’s talk has been viewed by millions, translated to 30 languages, chosen for TED’s ‘Most Powerful Ideas’ and is one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of cyber security and hacking. Keren holds a CISSP certification and a master’s degree in security studies. Keren is a faculty member of Reichman University and a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University. Keren is the founder of Israel’s largest security research community, BSidesTLV, and the founder of the Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for Women in Cyber Security. 

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