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Deborah Housen-Couriel

Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel is the Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation for Konfidas Digital, a leading Israeli cybersecurity and data protection consulting firm, advising on high-level strategies for legal planning and regulatory compliance in the areas of corporate governance, cyber preparedness and data protection. Her expertise focuses on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation.

Deborah’s experience at the international level includes her current service as Chair of Working Group D of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, as a Core Expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project, and as a member of two of the GCSC’s Research Advisory Groups. She was a member of the International Group of Experts that drafted the 2017 Tallinn 2.0 manual on state activity in cyberspace.

Deborah is an advisory board member of the Hebrew University Cyber Security Research Center; and a research fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions; IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism; and the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University. She teaches courses on cybersecurity law and regulation at the Law School of Hebrew University and at the Herzliya IDC, and has served as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Exec Ed Program on Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology.

In 2010-11, Deborah 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.

She is currently researching innovative, polycentric regulatory models for information sharing to mitigate cyber threats.

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