Security talk: Keren Elazari -- The Cyber-Circus -- What The Rise of Hacking Everyday Things Means for All of Us

Lecture | February 3 | 1-2:45 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Keren Elazari

 Center for Technology, Policy & Society, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT), Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

In 2017, cybersecurity is about the trust people place in “everyday” things like baby monitors, cars, insulin pumps and anything in between, and researchers are eager to demonstrate just how untrustworthy these can be. Amid media frenzy, stunt hacks, Internet‐of‐Things attacks and high‐profile disclosures, can friendly hackers help industry build safer products? Welcome to the “Cyber‐Circus.”

Keren Elazari is a security researcher, author and strategic analyst. Her independent research work, analysis and writing about emerging security issues has been featured by TED, Scientific American, WIRED, VICE and more. Keren holds an MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University where she is a senior researcher at the ICRC Center, focusing on the complex relationships between hackers, industry and government. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk about the role of hackers has been viewed by millions, translated to 27 languages and selected for TED’s list of ‘Most Powerful Ideas‘. In 2016, Keren co‐authored an Amazon bestseller book for “Women in Tech”, published by Penguin Random House.