CSCSS Senior Vice President, International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law
National Level Cyber Security, Intelligence, Cyber Warfare, Corporate Cyber Espionage, Cyber Intelligence, International Cyber Policy, International Cyber Strategy
David Nordell is CSCSS’ Senior Vice President for International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law. In this senior leadership role, he is responsible for both development of the organisation’s relations with national governments and international organisations, in order to influence the formation of cyber strategy, and CSCSS’ internal strategy. In addition, David is leading CSCSS’ initiatives on cyber-security issues of international strategic importance, especially our upcoming international conferences on cyber threats to the global maritime industry and other critical national and international infrastructures.
David Nordell has a rich background spanning 35 years in journalism, economic and technology policy, high-tech entrepreneurship, international security, financial intelligence and cyber-security. He was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Israel and after several more years as a freelancer, became a consultant to Israel’s science and technology ministry and simultaneously to the Israel Export Institute: in these roles he developed and executed the international information campaign during the 1990s to promote the Israeli economy to partner states and major corporations; and was the first professional adviser to the Israeli government on Internet and IT infrastructure. He was also a member of the Israeli government committee that initiated the MAGNET programme for generic pre-competitive research and development, which is now the government’s leading funding programme for early-stage R&D. Since 2000 he has worked mainly as a technology entrepreneur and consultant on cyber-security and other areas of security. This period has included working as an invited expert and independent evaluator of European Union security research and development projects.
Honours + Awards
Chatham House workshop on Cyber and Space Security: Policy Solutions to Technical Challenges, July – November 2015
Speaker on international cooperation in cybersecurity at 2nd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, December 2015
Speaker on cybersecurity at annual conference of CIRM (international association of marine electronics companies), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, April 2016
Speaker on cybersecurity at annual meeting of International Financial Institutions operational risk forum, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, May 2016