David Nordell

Senior Vice-President, International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law
Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS)

David Nordell is Senior Vice President for International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS), an independent think tank based in London.

David was a full-time journalist for 10 years, including as financial and economic correspondent for the Associated Press in Israel. He has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and was the first professional adviser to the Israeli government on Internet and IT infrastructure policy. He is an expert on asymmetric warfare and terrorism, especially economic terrorism, and on cyber threats to critical national and international infrastructure.

He has spoken on cyber-security and broader security issues at several international conferences, including at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Herzliya Conference (Israel’s annual international security conference), the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, the London Stock Exchange, the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and the City Security and Resilience Network in London; and he has also taken part in briefings for British members of Parliament and ministers. During the last two years, he spoke on cybersecurity at the INTERTANKO (oil and gas tankers) annual conference in Athens, at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, at the international association of maritime electronics in Italy, and at the operational risk forum of the International Financial Institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements etc.) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

He was a member of the Chatham House workshop teams that examined space security in 2015, and the cybersecurity of nuclear weapons in 2017. He also played the role of the UK defence minister in an international cyber war game at Tel Aviv University in 2016. Most recently, he was the keynote speaker at the Black Sea Maritime Cybersecurity conference in Constanta, Romania, in March 2017 and at the Digital Ship Cyber Resilience conference in Hamburg in October. He is leading CSCSS’s activities in maritime cybersecurity, in conjunction with Chatham House, and has several conference engagements booked for 2017-8, including the World Cybersecurity Congress in London, and the Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum, as well as port cybersecurity workshops.

He has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.