Legal Aspects of the Cyber Era

Cybersecurity Risk Management 2022- Between Regulation, Private Enforcement and Markets.

March 03, 08:00 AM

The Colonial Pipeline attack in the US, had a severe impact on the supply of essential public services, and once again raised the question whether  market forces are effective in influencing important private sector organizations and their leaders to prepare for cyberattacks and mitigate them. 

Policymakers around the world are confronting this issue. Dealing with it effectively requires developing an evidence based policy, and effective regulatory tools in a “whole of government approach”, while trying to reduce unwanted regulatory burden. The effects of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation on corporate behavior also informs this discussion.

This roundtable will bring together cybersecurity risk experts with policy and legal experts to discuss the state of play in preparing for cyberattacks and their mitigation, in Israel, the US and in the EU, aiming to inform the discussion on this timely topic.


Amit Ashkenazi, Legal Advisor and Head of the Legal Department, Israel National Cyber Directorate



Part 1: Setting the scene – Measuring risk - the organization sectoral and national level, challenges, data

This session will demonstrate the possible contribution of the state as an acceptable mediator, regulator and aggregator of data in solving many of the organizational, sectoral and national level problems and to enable real quantification of cyber risk.

Iddo Bar-Noy, Head of Research, Technology Unit, INCD, Israel

Gil Hazaz, VP Global Sales, Kovrr, Israel


Part 2: Promoting private sector risk management to protect the public interest - Regulation and private enforcement

The view from the US

Thomas McDermott, Acting Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy Department of Homeland Security – Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY).

The view from the EU 

Matthias Fischer, Liaison Officer of the German BMI to Israel, (formerly BMI Senior Policy Officer (Cybersecurity))

The view from Israel

Roy Yarom, Head of Policy Planning, INCD – Developing National Policy 

Osnat Dafna, Director, Civil Enforcement Unit, State Attorney's Office, Between private enforcement and the regulator - Class actions, litigation and cybersecurity

The view from the boardroom

Adv. Vered Zlaikha, Partner and Head of Cyber Affairs & AI Practice, Lipa Meir & Co. Advocates, Israel 

Dr. Galina Datskovsky, Member of Board of Directors, OpenAxes

Anna Sulkwoska , The Board and cyber crisis management



The session is open to all attendees with relevant conference credentials. There is no need to pre-register for this session.