The unfortunate reality is that combatting terror isn’t as easy as it once was. There was a time where stringent physical security measures, like those that you see every time you head through an airport, were adequate in preventing—or at least, discourage—terrorist activity. As the years pass by, these kinds of conflicts have become more rooted in ideology, more reliant on technology, and more subversive than ever. While many terrorist groups have taken advantage of technology as a means to spread their rhetoric or organize violent activity, technology has also been key in preventing these attacks. Below, we take a look at some ways terror attacks have changed and how we can prevent them through the use of technology and other security measures.
Improvisation has always been an element in terror attacks, going as far back as the car bombs seen decades ago. However, we’re beginning to see even less of a reliance on what many would consider the typical. Fewer guns are being utilized, meanwhile, explosives or vehicles have started to become used even more. Many terrorists also take advantage of technology, including social media platforms, in ways that were never intended or expected. The improvisational nature of terror makes planning ahead difficult, but creating redundancies in our security systems through something like multi-factor authentication or machine learning artificial intelligence is one such way to prepare for anything that may come our way.
Looking at New Targets
The goal of terror is just that: to spread fear, chaos, and instability. As a result, targets are often picked based on maximizing those goals and creating an environment where it’s difficult to respond. This is why we see temporary events, where it’s difficult to put static security measures in place, often targeted by terrorist attacks. By creating security tech that can be moved on-the-go, like our Intelligent Vehicle Undercarriage Scanner, security professionals can rapidly deploy security measures when necessary.
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Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to take action. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 30 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.