international law, cyber-security, telecom, negotiations and mediation
Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel is a lawyer focusing on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation. Her law practice advises clients on high-level strategies for legal planning and regulatory compliance in the areas of corporate governance for cybersecurity, cyber preparedness, data protection, and cybercrime. She is an advisory board member of the Hebrew University Law and Cyber Security Research Center; and a research fellow at IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Minerva Center at Haifa University’s Law Faculty. Deborah teaches courses on cybersecurity law and regulation at the Law School of Hebrew University and at the Herzliya IDC, and serves as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Exec Ed Program on Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology. In 2010-11, she co-chaired the Regulation and Policy Committee of the National Cyber Initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office; and in 2013-4 was as a member of the National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions. Deborah’s experience at the international level includes her participation as a member of the International Group of Experts that drafted the Tallinn 2.0 manual on state activity in cyberspace; as a Core Expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project; and as a member of the ILA’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. Currently, she chairs a working group of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise; is a member of the Legal Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and a researcher for the GCSC’s inaugural project on the Public Core of the Internet; and serves as Vice Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Law and Technology Interest Group.