Coming Up in the Portal

In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. This page contains the theme, guidelines, and deadlines for the upcoming issue of the magazine and will change regularly. Our editorial calendar will give you a glance further into future issues, and the Submit Your Story page details regular columns to which you may submit articles and news, as well as our submission guidelines and instructions.

September/October 2021



All IAM members are invited and encouraged to contribute to our upcoming feature story in IAM's Portal magazine.

The deadline for submissions to this issue is August 15, 2021.

The Internet can be a hive of scum and villainy, full of ransomware, malware, data breaches, DNS attacks, and more. In this issue, we ask our members, what safety measures do you take to protect your company and your clients as the moving business becomes increasingly digital?

Here are some topics to help you get started:


  • Does your organization use outsourced systems for any of its key functions? If so, is multi-factor authentication required to log into the system? How about your other systems?

  • Has your organization ever been targeted in a cyber incident? Do you have a response plan for cyber incidents?

  • Does your organization have a dedicated insurance policy to address cyber incidents?

  • Does your organization require cybersecurity awareness training for any or all employees?

  • How have reports of cyber crimes inside and outside the moving industry impacted your organization’s decision-making process regarding the adoption of new systems? How has it affected your existing IT security policies and procedures?

These topics are suggestions; write about any topic you feel is relevant to issues of cybersecurity in the moving and forwarding industry.

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  • You may write a complete article or simply provide the suggested information and we’ll include it in a staff-written overview article.

  • High-resolution digital photos (as separate image files, not embedded in your Word document) are welcome and will be used with your story as space permits.

  • We don’t have a specific word limit but suggest about 500-800 words. Remember that all submissions are subject to editing.

  • You may provide your text in an email message or as an attached Word document.

  • Be sure to include the author's name, job title and company with your submission.

  • Send your contribution and any questions to

  • Photos must be high-resolution for print; a mobile phone photo at original size is usually acceptable.