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Deborah Housen-Couriel

Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation, Konfidas Ltd.

Advisory Board and Adjunct Professor, Federmann Cyber Security Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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 is Co-Chair of the International Law and Technology Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, Chair of Working Group D of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and a core expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project. In 2010-2011 Deb co-chaired the National Cyber Initiative’s Policy and Regulation Committee, 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 Wellesley College and the Ecole de Sciences Politiques (summa cum laude); her LL.B. and LL.M (cum laude) from HUJI; and an MC-MPA 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.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.