September 11, 2001 remembered

The attacks on September 11, 2001 showed the world that the worst possible scenario can actually happen. Here's a look at how far we've come in the 10 years since -- and how far we have yet to go.

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This series of photographs shows hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 as it approaches and impacts the World Trade Center's south tower, bursting into flames and raining a hail of debris on lower Manhattan September 11, 2001.

Dan Tynan, ITworld - Privacy in a post 9/11 world

The attacks on September 11, 2001, helped to turn our nation into a surveillance society. Will we ever get our privacy back?

Ann Bednarz, Network World - 9/11 continues to influence IT strategy

The 9/11 attacks showed the world that the worst possible scenario can actually happen and wound up giving some IT teams the support they needed to put longtime plans into action.


Kevin Fogarty, ITworld - U.S. still no better prepared for cyber-terrorism than before 9/11 attacks

Think tank report on security in the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks warns the potential for cyber-terrorism is "not science fiction," but that plans to deal with it apparently were.

Lucas Mearian, Computerworld - 9/11: Top lessons learned for disaster recovery

Perhaps the single biggest change to emerge in the post-9/11 world -- prompted in part by later natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina -- has been a new focus on keeping workers working when corporate systems go down.

Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Network World - 9/11 Anniversary: What our emergency response systems still can't do

Ten years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks there is still a long list of standard networking capabilities that are unavailable to first responders and 9-1-1 operators.

Grant Gross, IDG News Service - Ten years after 9/11: Public safety network may be near

Emergency response groups see momentum in Congress for a nationwide voice and data network. Grant Gross, IDG News Service - 9/11: Attacks changed the way companies view IT

The 9/11 attacks, coming just after the late '90s Internet boom, were a wake-up call for many IT managers who hadn't contemplated the possibility of their entire computing systems being destroyed without warning.

Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Network World - 9/11 Anniversary: US gets serious about fixing emergency communications

The Federal Communications Commission is pushing Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) systems, which use Internet standards such as IP to replace analog, voice-centric technology developed more than 40 years ago.

Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Network World - 9/11 Anniversary: Standard for Internet-based emergency calls nears completion

After five years of development, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is putting the finishing touches on a standard and an overall architecture that will support Internet-based emergency calling.

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