international law, cyber-security, telecom, negotiations and mediation
Adv, Deborah Housen-Couriel is the Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation for Konfidas Digital Ltd., 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 cybersecurity and outer space law and regulation, and the confluence between them.
Deborah’s experience at the international level includes her work as a Core Expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project, as Chair of Working
Group D of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and as a member of two of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace 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 currently a member of the advisory board for the Hebrew University Cyber Security Research Center; and a research fellow at the IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism.
She teaches at Hebrew University Law School and 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 2011, Deborah co-chaired the Regulation and Policy Committee of the National Cyber Initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office; and in 2013-4 served on the National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions.
She is CISSP-certified. Deborah is currently researching innovative, polycentric regulatory models for information sharing to mitigate cyber threats.