September 11, 2001 was a day that changed America forever. Four hijacked commercial airliners crashed into some of the United States ' most prized and recognizable landmarks, including the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. These attacks shocked our nation and were intended to provoke fear and a sense of vulnerability amongst Americans. Though the emotional impact of the attacks remains significant, one could argue that an equally devastating and long-lasting consequence was the sharp decline that occurred with the economy. The 9/11 terrorist attacks worsened the 2001 Recession, caused a major increase in foreign defense spending, and prompted an unprecedented initiative to
The 2008 Financial Crisis received the name "The Great Recession" because it devastated all aspects of not only the American but also the Global economy. The shadow banking tactics employed by Wall Street 's "too big to fail" investment firms, left many American households confused as to why their assets plummeted in value. As with any situation, however, with a large amount of losers comes a large amount of winners. Just as those who bought into an index-fund at the bottom of the Great Depression are now seeing their investments return five times their initial value, families that took out mortgages after the busting of the housing bubble have realized substantial capital gains on their home investment. A personal example of buying into the
Since the start of the recession, 8.8 million jobs have been lost, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The government could have done a lot more to prevent this market crash. For instance the US was borrowing close to a trillion dollars a year from other countries before the Great Recession. This lead to a capital inflow which fueled the United States for a financial and real estate boom. Also, the regulations could have been more straightforward about applying prudential principles to all of the complex financial operations in which financial institutions consisted of. The Great Recession was triggered by the government allowing banks to give out loose loans, not holding the banks accountable for sold debts and not holding bankers
Cyber warfare affects all of us and can quickly wipe out our societies by taking out the tools we rely on so heavily for their success. A successful cyber attack can take out our power grid and give our enemies classified information on our weaknesses and defense strategies. This is very alarming, but thankfully the possibilities of this happening are very low. The actual main use of cyber warfare is theft. Many foreign companies are constantly attacking US companies to take things like product blueprints and manufacture the same product to sell it for cheaper prices. When US companies retaliate with legal action in china, for example, they rarely win causing greater losses for them and more profit for the other company which strengthens the Chinese economy and weakens the US economy. We must focus on cyber warfare defense or the enemy will take us out from where we will not expect
“VA’s mission is to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their service to the nation by ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and memorials.” (Information Security: Veterans Affairs Needs to Resolve Long-Standing Weaknesses, 2010, p.1) The VA information system security program (ISSP) aims to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of the VA’s information systems and business process. This program provides information of plans, policies and procedures to protect the VA’s system user’s privacy data. Also according to the Department of Veterans Affairs: Information Security Program (2007) this program provides a detailed list of the security
(U) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) never has and never will conduct a cyber-attack against the United States or its interests. Prior to June 2016 FARC was a violent guerilla organization. Although they would have benefitted from cyber warfare strategies, they only ever utilized traditional guerilla and terror tactics. The FARC was not technologically adept enough to be a cyber threat. Today, the FARC wants to establish itself as a political party and therefore has dropped its overt hostility. Conducting an attack of any kind would contradict their current objective.
Living through a significantly rough time period can be difficult on the families trying to raise one at this time, but if you live though to tell the stories it’s absolutely astonishing. My grandfather, Roger O. Schafer lived through The Great Depression, WWII, also served in the Korean war. All the memories and stories my grandpa has are mind blowing, along with saddening to thinking what my grandpa had to live through along with many other civilians trying to survive. There were many responsibilities my grandfather had to learn quickly to help his family during the depression. Sense my grandpa had to encounter many different tragic times within his lifetime, I believe he’s a better knowledgable, successful individual. Especially with the excruciating events he had to face, only to better himself and his life, along with many different other people by my grandpa expressing these tragic, agonizing, breathtaking stories like he has done for me.
Technology and advancements in weapons and machinery for the military is constantly being improved by people and policy in the United States. For example, robot technology has allowed less soldiers to be put into danger, reducing the number of troops needed. According to P.W. Singer, an accredited 21st century warfare specialist and political science and international relations scholar, “Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the amount spent on ground robots has roughly doubled each year, while the amount spent on aerial systems has grown by around 23 percent annually,”(Singer 1). Because of these advancements in technology, less soldiers are needed for war. Not only do these machines and weapons take the place of some of the jobs
There are several aspects to consider and “the deployment of cybercrime-specific investigation instruments in cases of terrorist use of the Internet (such as the expedited preservation of computer data) can be advantageous as most countries do not limit the application of sophisticated investigation instrument to traditional cybercrime offences but include any offense involving computer data”(counter-terrorism implemenationtaskforce CTITF). Another example of dealing with terrorist use of the internet is the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) they are responsible for the practical aspects of cybersecurity. There major aim is to provide patterns for the development of any consistent cybercrime legislation specifically and terrorist
After many years, both attacks on September 11th and December 7th are still important events that impacted the United States. On September 9th, 2001 there was an unknown for attack on the United States. The fact that it was very out of the blue, the United States were frightened, they seemed to be at peace with many parts around the world. As soon as the attackers hit the North Tower, the Government went into action. NYPD and FDNY forces were sent to the World Trade Center. After the South Tower is hit the FAA banned all flights to New York City. Once it was clear that it was a terrorist attack on the United States, President Bush announces it. By 10:30 in the morning, both towers collapsed. The tragedy on 9/11 was and still is a Memorial Day,
With computer technologies and the internet has connected the world together with the ability to communicate with people in different countries. As a society, we have become very dependent on computers and when the systems go down we cannot function as well, businesses cannot conduct their business. With the internet connecting the world together, it gives concerns for cyber-terrorism and cyber-attacks. Cyberterrorism is when a group attacks a target with intention of causing harm and further political, social, religious, or other goals. Cyber-attacks are attacks on a target system carried about by different people and may not be associated with a terrorist group. They may be trying to steal information or corrupt data. There are many ways to carry out cyber-attacks such as malware, botnets, viruses, denial of service (DoS) accounts and many other types of attacks. Cybersecurity is also known as information security which applies to devices such as computers, laptops, mobile devices, networks, and including the internet to include preventing unauthorized access, modify, or destroying data. Department of Homeland Security plays roles in securing the federal government and helping to secure a cyber-ecosystem by helping with investigations and arrest of cyber criminals, releasing cyber alerts about threats, and educate the public and stay safe online. Cybersecurity includes evaluating networks and systems, information policies for organization, incident response team,
Cybersecurity has become a growing cause for concern in the United States and indeed countries around the world. On February 9, 2016 President Barack Obama announced his Cybersecurity National Action plan (CNAP) to further the nations efforts to protect government agencies, citizens, and businesses from cyber threats domestic and abroad. However, cybersecurity is not a new issue in fact it is as old as the internet itself. With that said, I keep thinking back to that warm September day stained with the image of an enormous fireball engulfing our small TV set. This horrific day changed the course of history forever along with my future career path. At WIT I hit the ground with a running start and a determined mindset not only achieve the best
Safety of our citizens is of utmost importance in creating a robust society. Building sustainable communities that are inclusive, secure and sensitive to needs of the citizens will continue to be of national priority. However, over the years, crime has stymied this endeavour.
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing type of crime in our society today and have also been a serious problem since it causes a lot of damages and also affect us in different ways. But before I go further let me start by telling you the meaning of cybercrime, Cybercrime is different and more heinous than normal crime that we know. This crime is committed in an electronic medium and here means read is not a requirement and is done in secret Feldman(2013). Cyber war takes place largely in secret, unknown to the general public of crimes include pornography, cyber fraud, defamation, cyber stalking, harassment, IPR theft, data hostage, money laundering, phishing, e-mail bombing, cyber war, illegal monitoring. Secondly let me talk about the effect of cybercrime in our society today. Becoming the victim of cybercrime can have long-lasting effects on your life. One common technique scammers employ is phishing, sending false emails purporting to come from a bank or other financial institution requesting personal information. If you hand over this information, it can allow the criminal to access your bank and credit accounts, as well as open new accounts and destroy your credit rating. According to EWeek (2012) a survey of large companies found an average expenditure of $8.9 million per year on cyber security, with 100 percent of firms surveyed reporting at least one malware incident in the preceding 12 months and 71 percent reporting the hijacking of company computers
National defence and security strategy are formulated through some fundamental considerations based on the security objectives and national interests. National defence and security policy refers to the government’s vision and mission that are realized proportionally, balanced and well-coordinated. To achieve this goal, the government has developed a national defence and national security strategy. “It includes strategic objectives, how to achieve the goals and defence resources in order to accomplish strong, effective and high deterrence state defence capabilities” . Based on that phenomenon, Darmono B. further described regarding the Indonesian national security concepts (Darmono, 2010):