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Marine Business Have IMO Cybersecurity Requirements

Cybersecurity requirements through IMO 2021, are now coming into force.  These requirements affect vessels along with the marine businesses that service vessels. Over the past few weeks, I have read several news articles and columns from experts that say cyber security attacks against the global maritime industry has gone up over 900% during the past […]

IMSA Launches Remote Cyber Assessment Capability

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY ASSOCIATES (IMSA) LAUNCHES REMOTE CYBER VULNERABILITY SCANNING CAPABILITIES FOR SHIPS FOR IMO 2021 COMPLIANCE Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Vessels worldwide are now facing compliance with IMO 2021 cyber security regulations.  These are the first of what could be additional cyber security regulations for regulated vessels and facilities.  International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA), […]

Are International Cyber Regulations Going to Help?

You’ve probably heard of a vessel, management company or large maritime organization that has been the victim of a cyber security attack. It happens within this industry on almost a daily basis. Many cyber experts believe the maritime industry has seen an increase of over 900% when it comes to attacks against critical infrastructure within […]

Chattanooga Data Center Tracks Coronavirus for Global Clients at Sea

Chattanooga is the nerve center for a company tracking the coronavirus and its effects on the paths and plans of ships at sea. “It’s changing on a minute-by-minute basis, and we’re really working to try to stay updated specifically for data that would affect maritime traffic,” said Corey Ranslem, the CEO of International Maritime Security Associates. […]

Tracking COVID19 through ARMS

International Maritime Security Associates is now providing live tracking of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) through their ARMS shipboard platform.  Mariners at sea can access live information on the concentration of the disease, the closures (port and other) related to the disease and any quarantine information for vessels/crew anywhere in the world.  The platform updates every 10 […]

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 [email protected], so understanding the basics of the novel coronavirus outbreak is important to the overall safety […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]