Deborah Housen-Couriel

Deborah Housen-Couriel

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Deb teaches international and Israeli cyber law at the HUJI Law Faculty and the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, and has taught at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Exec Ed Program on Cybersecurity. She was a member of the group of experts that drafted the Tallinn 2.0 Manual on state activity in cyberspace and of the ILA’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. In her current work at the international level she participates as a core expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project, and serves on the Editorial Board of McGill University’s Encyclopedia of International Space Law. In 2010-2011 Deb co-chaired the Policy and Regulation Committee of the National Cyber Initiative under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office; and in 2013-2014 she served as a member of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions. Deb received her undergraduate degree from summa cum laude from Wellesley College and the Ecole de Sciences Politiques; her LL.B. and LL.M (cum laude) from HUJI; and an MC-MPA degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Foundation Fellow.  She is currently Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation of the Israeli cybersecurity firm Konfidas.

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