Full Name
Assaf Keren
Job Title
VP, Enterprise Cyber Security
Speaker Bio
Assaf Keren, VP Enterprise Cyber Security, PayPal

Assaf serves as VP of Enterprise Cyber Security for PayPal where he oversees all aspects of PayPal’s security product and service delivery organization globally. Assaf provides strategic leadership for PayPal Security’s First Line of Defense team, which builds security products, manages security infrastructure, and provides security services for the company’s customer base.

Assaf started his career in Information and Cyber Security in the Israeli defense forces in 2000, where he held various ranks over seven years including Captain and then as Major in the reserves. After his military service, he joined the Israeli Ministry of Finance as the Chief Information Security Officer of the government ISP and eGovernment unit.

In 2010, Assaf co-founded CyberVision, a company which detected malicious software's command and control channels using AI/ML technologies which was acquired by Verint Systems in 2011. Assaf then led product management for Verint's Cyber Defense business focusing on developing country-level cyber defense capabilities. In 2013, he co-founded SenseCy, a cyber intelligence company focusing on the acquisition and analysis of malware traded on the darknet and underground forums.

In 2020, Assaf joined the Google CISO Customer Advisory Board, and 2021, Assaf joined the board of advisors for Arnica, a stealth DevSecOps startup.

Since 2018, Assaf has been a mentor in the Israeli-American Council's Eitanim project, an entrepreneurship program aimed at helping middle and high school youth learn how to envision, plan and execute a business plan.
Assaf Keren