40th Lecture

Cyber security: The intersection of policy & technology,

Cyber security: The intersection of policy & technology

Deborah Housen-Couriel, Adv.

Cyber law,regulation and policy expert at Housen-Couriel Law Office, Israel

March 14, 2018


To bring together CEO's, policymakers & experts from various fields and provide them with a conceptual framework of both cybersecurity policy and technology.


In a world with inexhaustible data collection capability, cyber attacks can propagate instantaneously. Individuals and institutions are increasingly vulnerable to network based intrusions that disrupt productivity, jeopardize privacy, and threaten national security.

The security and resilience of critical infrastructure and technology in India and around the world requires constant vigilance against cyber threats.

The round-table will focus on the intersection of policy and technology and how, together, they can address the critical threats of a cyber world.


  • Develop a deeper understanding of the technical rudiments of cyberspace
  • Explore the nature of emergent and future cyber threats
  • Evaluate strategies and policy responses to these threats


Deborah Housen-Couriel's expertise focuses on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation. Her law practice advises clients on high-level strategies for legal planning and regulatory compliance in the areas of corporate governance, preparedness, data protection & retention, internet fraud and cybercrime.

She is a research fellow at IDC Herzliya's Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Minerva Center at Haifa University's Law Faculty. She has also taught as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School's Exec Ed Program. In 2010-11, she co-chaired the National Cyber Initiative's Policy and Regulation Committee, under the aegis of the Prime Minister's Office; and served as a member of Israel's National Cyber Bureau's Public Committee on the Cyber Professions.

Between 2007 and 2014, Deborah was Director of the Wexner Foundation's Israel Fellowship Program,which develops public leadership at the highest levels in Israel and the US together with the Harvard Kennedy School.

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