Deborah Housen-Couriel

Deborah Housen-Couriel is currently the Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation for Konfidas Digital Ltd., a cyber and data protection consulting firm located in Tel Aviv. Her expertise is in cyber and data protection law, with a focus on cyber preparedness and incident response in the areas of public health, transport, finance and telecom. Deborah’s experience includes work as a Core Expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS), on the Editorial Board of the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law, and as a Working Group Chair of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. She was a member of the International Group of Experts that drafted the 2017 Tallinn Manual 2.0 on state activity in cyberspace. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Hebrew University Law School’s Cyber Security Research Center; and as a research fellow with the IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Deborah teaches cyber law and policy at both of these universities. In 2011, she co-chaired the Regulation and Policy Committee of Israel’s National Cyber Initiative; and in 2013-4 served on the National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions. She is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School (MPA-MC), the Law School of Hebrew University (LL.B., LL.M.) and Wellesley College (scl).