Cybersecurity Checklists and Vessel 365!
Houma, LA • June 5, 2018
An industry first, the checklists are designed to engender cybersecurity into the psyche of mariners, DPA’s, TPO’s, Inspectors, as well as shoreside personnel. They offer a concise but simple way for mariners to undergo cyber training, record those events, memorialize lessons learned, perform cyber drills, and improve the physical and digital security of the vessel. It also serves as a means to report cyber incidents or attempted attacks to authorities and other interested parties.
At the recent IMX show in St Louis, MarineCFO CTO Dean Shoultz chaired a session on cybersecurity. Additionally, Dean sits on the AWO cybersecurity panel. “At MarineCFO our mission is to provide technology leadership and digital transformation solutions to the maritime industry, enabling our customers to operate more safely, securely, and profitably.”, said Shoultz. “We have built these checklists around the principles described in NIST 800-171 Cybersecurity Framework. This framework simplifies the technical aspects of cybersecurity and expresses it in terms easily understood by mariners, and specific to the day-to-day operations of a marine transportation company.”
Vessel 365 exceeds all the SubChapter M recordkeeping requirements both as a Towing Vessel Record and as an alternative TSMS recordkeeping solution. Because Vessel 365 stores Subchapter M mandated “objective evidence,” our solution helps minimize the towing operators’ exposure to Jones Act litigation. Statutory entries for chronological vessel activities, personnel, safety, fire systems, navigation, assessments, nonconformities, & document management are all included in the Vessel 365 feature set. At MarineCFO, our vision and mission is to be the technology thought leader in the global Workboat Industry. Through technology thought leadership, provide products and services that empower workboat operators with Vessel Enterprise Resource Planning through sustainable data collection, tasking, and decision making tools.