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MTSA Cyber Workshop: Complying with U.S. Coast Guard Regulations

June 23, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 that addresses cybersecurity regulations will be effective September 30, 2021—are you ready?

In this webinar, we will provide leading Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity practices that will support facility owners and operators as they navigate the latest cyber risk management requirements in their Facility Security Assessments (FSA) and Facility Security Plans (FSP).

What We Cover:

  • How to implement and operate necessary cyber risk controls
  • Grant funding available to implement cybersecurity programs
  • Next steps for applying grant funding to your cybersecurity program


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Marcia Lee, Business Development Manager, Cybersecurity

Marcia Lee is a Business Development Manager at ABS Group. She specializes in cybersecurity services for Marine, Offshore and Government entities. Having previously performed industrial cybersecurity consulting as an engineer, she now works with clients to identify cybersecurity needs and scope cybersecurity risk management programs. Marcia has a degree in Naval Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Harshal Patil, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Harshal Patil is Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at ABS Group. With over 11 years of experience in the Marine, Offshore and Ports and Terminals industry, he oversees commercial cybersecurity projects for vessels and facilities. Knowledgeable about IT and OT systems security and related compliance requirements, he has conducted cybersecurity risk assessments and helped build cybersecurity programs for many clients. Harshal is experienced in Software Quality Management projects, holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Control Systems and has Project Management Professional certification.

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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