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David Nordell
Director at Synapse Cyber Strategy


David Nordell is Director of the cybersecurity consultancy Synapse Cyber Strategy, which he recently founded following five years as 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 is an expert on maritime cybersecurity, both shipping and ports, and has spoken extensively on this subject, including chairing a conference during CyberTech2019 in Tel Aviv and a workshop for Lloyds Maritime Academy in London; he is also a member of the editorial board of the new International Journal of Maritime Crime and Security. 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 served for three years in UK reserve special forces, and has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.

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