20 years ago 9/11 changed the world forever
It was tragic, but it was also a wake-up call.
Since then, the way we communicate and how law enforcement agencies fight crime has revolutionized.
The attack took the United States by surprise. It stripped the country of security and exposed its vulnerabilities.
John Yancey, Homeland Security Director, said: “
As a result, investigators found that various law enforcement agencies had fragments of information, but no group had all of the fragments of the puzzle that could prevent the attack.
“One of the big initiatives has been to solve this problem by creating systems and networks that enable government agencies to better communicate and share information,” said Yancey.
The 9/11 incident led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The aim is to improve communication and share information from all levels of government, cities, counties, states and states. This led to the creation of the Joint Counterterrorism Task Force, and all of the Intel Fusion Centers were designed to keep the United States safe.
Then the technology exploded.
September 11th was six years before the first iPhone was released. It was before social media. Cameras are everywhere now, including downtown Fort Myers.
Fort Myers used this technology to find a man who gave counterfeit money in an ice cream parlor.
All of this technology helps the police, but it also helps the bad guys.
Hackers use technology to attack American companies like Colonial Pipeline. Dark side hackers used ransomware to neutralize the company until the ransom was paid. Cyber criminals and terrorist organizations are at the heart of homeland security.
“The FBI and all of our partners are constantly trying to confuse it and find new ways to deal with it on a global scale,” Yancey said. “But it’s very challenging because it is exactly that.”
There is a success story.
In the past year, the Joint Counterterrorism Task Force interrupted more than 7,000 terrorist activities. These stories are not news as they are tragedies that never happen.
However, the Department of Homeland Security had something to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks in Afghanistan.
“We encourage everyone to pay close attention to anything they want to report to law enforcement,” Yancey said.