Posts by Corey Ranslem

COVID-19 and the Maritime Industry

Exposure…A Potential Security Risk to VesselsBy Corey D. Ranslem (This article originally appeared in The Triton nautical newspaper: https://www.the-triton.com/) It isn’t typical for a security columnist to write about a virus or disease outbreak.  However, this column is called Secure@Sea, so understanding the basics of the novel coronavirus outbreak is important to the overall safety…

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“Swim Buddy” Keeps Crew Safe

Secure at Sea: ‘Swim buddy’ keeps crew safe By Corey D. Ranslem(article originally appeared in The Triton Newspaper: https://www.the-triton.com/2020/02/secure-at-sea-swim-buddy-keeps-crew-safe/ ) “Swim buddy” is a term that still rattles around in my brain. It was a term we used a lot while I was in the U.S. Coast Guard, especially on the law enforcement teams. Whenever…

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AIS Fraught with Vulnerabilities

AIS Fraught with Vulnerabilities  by Corey D. Ranslem (article originally appeared in The Triton newspaper: (https://www.the-triton.com/2020/01/secure-at-sea-ais-fraught-with-vulnerabilities/ ) AIS, or automatic identification system, has been around for about 20 years. The International Maritime Organization required the first AIS systems back in 2002 on certain types of vessels in critical areas of the world as an update to…

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UTC’s SimCenter helping IMSA advance technology through RevV program grant

Networks, connections and introductions do really matter as any successful entrepreneur knows. That’s certainly the case with a new project underway in Chattanooga, thanks to an introduction that one spouse made for another. Tony Skjellum, Director of the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), was introduced months ago to Corey Ranslem, Chief…

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Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Scenic City

November 1st, 2018 From the Times Free Press: IMSA Mentioned in Entrepreneurship Article about building the entrepreneur eco-system in Chattanooga: When Stephen Culp moved from Silicon Valley to the Tennessee Valley in 1998 to launch Smart Furniture and one of Chattanooga’s first venture capital funds, the Stanford University law graduate got all of his money…

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IMSA’s new ARMS Software Launched at FLIBS

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Why would a company focused on risk management for the high-value maritime industry want to have a major presence in Chattanooga? When you think about it, the answer is obvious – it’s the first city in the nation with a gigabit network. “A big factor was cost in…

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IMSA and Bluewater Partner to Launch ARMS Software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY ASSOCIATES (IMSA) TO LAUNCH THE AWARD-WINNING ARMS SOFTWARE PLATFORM AT FLIBS 2018  IMSA teams up with industry leader Bluewater Superyacht Bridge Services to Provide Ground Breaking Software Platform to the Large Yacht Industry. (https://youtu.be/6cEV8dSjEvQ)  Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Risks and threats facing the maritime industry continue to evolve around…

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Secure at Sea: Yachts Tempt Thieves, Especially in South Florida

Yachts Tempt Thieves, Especially in South Florida By Corey D. Ranslem **This article originally appeared in The Triton Nautical newspaper in October of 2018 (https://www.the-triton.com/2018/10/secure-at-sea-yachts-tempt-thieves-especially-in-south-florida/). That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the theft of a yacht. Yachts are tempting targets for thieves.  Florida, and particularly South Florida, continues to hold the…

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HudsonTrident and IMSA Announce Strategic Teaming Agreement

//Camden, New Jersey ( 15 October, 2018; 0900 EDT) Today IMSA (https://imsa.global/) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Chattanooga, TN, and HudsonAnalytix, Inc., of Camden NJ, through its maritime security and cyber risk management affiliates, HudsonTrident and HudsonCyber, respectively (“Hudson”), are pleased to announce they have entered into a Strategic Teaming Agreement (http://www.hudsonanalytix.com/Home/HudsonTrident/tabid/77/Default.aspx) to offer comprehensive…

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ARMS Maritime Risk Intelligence Platform Finishes Testing

New Maritime Risk Intelligence Platform Finishes Testing By John Paul Hampstead **This article originally appeared in Freightwaves in October of 2018 (https://www.freightwaves.com/news/maritime/new-maritime-risk-intelligence-platform-finishes-testing?rq=Corey%20Ranslem) International Maritime Security Associates’ (IMSA) maritime intelligence software product ARMS (Automated Risk Management Solution) has completed testing and been installed on IMSA’s first client, a large yacht. FreightWaves reported on the initiation of testing…

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