Taking stock of security one year after the twin towers fell

Like Dec. 7, Sept. 11 will forever remain a day of reckoning in the American psyche. But as with all calamities, there is a need and desire to learn from the event to ensure something positive comes from all the suffering.

Long before the dust settled, security dominated many debates. Unlike Pearl Harbor, which happened decades ago, 9/11 occurred in the information age and because of this, IT was thrust into the unaccustomed role of leader rather than follower.

From an IT perspective, what has been learned and what changes have occurred since last fall? Unlike the near global unanimity condemning the actions of 9/11, IT experts disagree as to whether much has changed in the year that has followed.

Some say corporate America (and Canada) did not learn from the attacks and that we would be na