FSO Symposium

  • Marine Transportation System Specialist – Cybersecurity Coordinator

Mr. Nick Parham currently serves as a Marine Transportation System (MTS) Cybersecurity Coordinator responsible for development and execution of Coast Guard cybersecurity regulations and policies impacting maritime transportation system stakeholders operating in the Atlantic Area. The area of responsibility encompasses all inland and coastal maritime operations east of the Rocky Mountains including Puerto Rico with oversight of MTS Cybersecurity personnel stationed at five District offices and their thirty-one subordinate units. 

Mr. Parham is a 2018 graduate of Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he received his Juris Doctor and Doctoral Certificate in Comparative Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Parham served for fourteen years in the United States Coast Guard where he earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander. While serving in the Coast Guard, Mr. Parham completed certification as a Marine Casualty Investigator, Commercial Vessel Inspector and Incident Management System Supervisor. The primary focus of these certifications is preventing and responding to environmental disasters, injuries, and loss of life in the maritime industry. Certifying in these specialties required extensive knowledge not only of Coast Guard regulations, but also those promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, as well as many others.