The Israel National Cyber Directorate in collaboration with the Hebrew University Cyber Law Center, the Israel Democratic Institute and the Israel Tech Policy Institute will hold an international workshop on legal frameworks to promote cybersecurity.
The workshop will include government representatives from Israel, US, EU, from private practice and academy.
Background on the Draft Law
This bill is part of Israel's domestic cybersecurity strategy setting up a new national body to deal with cyber attacks. The bill aims to define the INCD's powers to deal with cyber attacks, whilst distinguishing it from law enforcement or other national security authorities.
The INCD today operates the Israeli National CERT, and in this sense the bill is similar to the EU NIS directive. The national CERT today conducts incident response, early warning and information sharing activities, aims at locating and mitigating attacks. During the infamous Wannacry event the INCD coordinated mitigation efforts in Israel (as well as proactive activities taken before the attack happened through repeated security bulletins as to the underlying vulnerability). In this context the mission of the INCD is to secure computers and networks and collect information about attacks and vulnerabilities (and not people).
The bill sets up the national cybersecurity regulatory scheme, defining the INCD as the national regulatory cybersecurity standard setter, and defining the relationship between the INCD and sector specific regulators. It complements regulation of Critical Information Infrastructures (such as the Israeli Electric Company), already conducted in Israel under legislation from 2003.
It should be stressed that as part of the Israeli strategy the INCD will not be empowered to conduct criminal investigations, and the draft bill does not aim to affect existing law enforcement or national security powers. The INCD is not and will not be tasked with collecting PII as such, set up databases about individuals, investigate suspects or follow them, deal with cybercrime or collect digital evidence. These tasks of collecting information and intelligence for national security or law enforcement are regulated under different and existing legislation.
12:15-12:30 – Cyber Security: Challenges and Solutions
Yigal Unna, Director General, National Cyber Directorate
12:30-13:30 – Lunch
13:30-14:45 – Domestic Cybersecurity Regimes
Laurent Bernat, Policy Analyst, OECD
Gabriel Taran, Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity, DHS Office of the General Counsel
Amit Ashkenazi, Legal Advisor, National Cyber Directorate
Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University and the Dutch Cyber Security Council
Mark Brauer, BSI
14:45-15:00 – Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 – Cybersecurity and Privacy – Dilemmas and Solutions
Moderator: Maury Shenk, Steptoe and Johnson
Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Israel Tech Policy Institute
Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, The Israel Democracy Institute
Dennis-Kenji Kipker, University of Bremen
Open Public Discussion:
16:30-17:00 – Coffee Break
17:00-18:30 – Public Discussion – Promoting Cybersecurity and the Law
Moderator: Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Democracy Institute
For Registration Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org