Head of Cyber Affairs & Artificial Intelligence
Vered is a partner and the head of Cyber Affairs & Artificial Intelligence practice. She is an expert in Cyber Law and Policy. She holds a wealth of experience both at the national and international levels, gained from her previous roles as the Legal Advisor for Technology and Cybersecurity Affairs at the Israel Defence Forces (2013-2017) and as the Head of International Cyber Policy and Initiatives at the Israel National Cyber Directorate (2017-2019).
Prior to joining Lipa Meir, Vered has led International Cyber Policy affairs, working closely with different governmental ministries and national authorities in Israel as well as with international counterparts. Vered represented the State of Israel at the UN OEWG (Open-Ended Working Group), on cybersecurity affairs. She was a Vice-chair and bureau member of the Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy at the OECD.
In her roles at the Military Advocate General’s Corps, she has worked with high-level decision makers and provided legal advice in fields of international law, administrative law and civil law. She represented legal positions at the Knesset (Israel Parliament) and before ministerial committees, participated in contract negotiations and provided legal advice regarding legal proceedings.
Currently, Vered is also a Board Member at the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) and a Research Fellow at the Hebrew University - Federmann Cybersecurity Research Center. Previously, she was a member of the steering committee of the Haifa University Cyber Law and Policy Research Center.
Vered provides legal advice to a broad range of clients of all sectors, both public and private entities, including technology companies, financial & insurance companies and other industries. She brings to her practice a strategic vision, a profound understanding of the international cyber arena, vast knowledge in governmental and regulatory interfaces, and the ability to “translate” technological terms to legal and policy terminology.
LL.M Tel Aviv University, Public Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2006
M.A. Tel Aviv University, Executive program Political Science, Diplomacy & Security 2012
LL.B Bar Ilan University 2000
Israel Bar Association, 2000
News & Publications
Virtual Cyber Mission 2.0
British Embassy in Israel
In today’s digital world, the growth in technology exposes companies to cyber threats. Lipa Meir, among the leading Israeli law firms in cyber, is proud to take part in a unique initiative, organized by the British Embassy in Israel and the Europe Israel Economic & Innovation Forum (EIEI), exploring business and Investment opportunities in the […]
Cybersecurity policies to undergo significant changes in 2021, says tech lawyer
“I expect this year to bring new strategies, regulations, and partnerships in the U.S., including with the private sector to bolster cybersecurity,” noted Vered Zlaikha, a partner and the head of Cyber Affairs & Artificial Intelligence practice at Lipa Meir Law firm. To read the full article click here
Cybersecurity in Israel – Selected Developments in 2020: Ecosystem & Regulation
The US-Israel Legal Review
While it seems the new U.S. administration is going to prioritize cybersecurity, we are delighted to take part in the Annual US-Israel Legal Review and showcase our own expertise in this fascinating field. The chapter, written by Adv. Vered Zlaikha, Head of Cyber Affairs and AI practice, provides an overview of selected opportunities and challenges in […]
As ransomware attacks are on the rise, especially during Covid-19, what would be the influence of recent steps taken by the G7 and the US? Would they change ransomware payment decision-making? How would insurance companies and incident response & forensics companies react to those developments? In the annual Legal Edition of the Jerusalem Post, Vered […]
For the First Time, EU Sanctions in Response to Cyberattacks: Enhanced Deterrence Efforts by Western Countries?
The European Union announced restrictive measures against individuals and entities from China, North Korea, and Russia. The move, the first of its kind, indicates increasing cooperation among Western countries, intended to relay a deterrent message to potential attackers – and prevent future cyberattacks. On July 30, 2020, the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures […]