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Cyber Security for ISPS Facilities

June 12, 2019 | 10:00 - 10:30 am CST

Cyber Security for ISPS Facilities

With the recent increase in cyber attacks on maritime ports and terminals worldwide, more focus continues to be placed on strategies to reduce cyber risk at maritime facilities.

This webinar is a continuation in a series focused on maritime facilities with a particular focus on ISPS Regulated Facilities and how the various policies, guidance and regulations are interconnected.

What We Cover:

  • What the expectations should be for ISPS Regulated Facilities
  • How proper Cyber Risk Assessments can be applied appropriately

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Captain Dave Nichols

Captain Dave Nichols, USCG (ret.) is Business Development Director for Marine and Offshore at ABS Group. He is responsible for the development and delivery of cyber security services for maritime ports and terminals worldwide.

Captain Nichols joined ABS in June of 2018 after a 26-year U.S. Coast Guard career that culminated in his position as Chief of the Outer Continental Shelf Division overseeing all oil and gas drilling and production activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Prior to that, he served in a number of marine safety positions including Chief of Port Operations, Commercial Vessel Inspector and Staff Judge Advocate. Most notably, Captain Nichols served as the Chief of Staff and Principal Legal Advisor to the Federal On Scene Coordinator during the Deepwater Horizon fire, explosion and pollution response. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee.

Captain Nichols received his Bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2000 with an Admiralty Certificate. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the U. S. Supreme Court Bar.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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