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.
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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.

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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.

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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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