Age of Aquarius or Age of Awareness

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"When the moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars...then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars…"

And so the song rings out by the 60’s pop group “The 5th Dimension”.  This Sunday January 7th, 2018 marks the next date for our constellation to be in alignment for our next age of Aquarius. The Age of Aquarius in the Western Hemisphere is associated with the hippies of the 1960s and ’70s, and now with the “New Age” movement. In both cases, the arrival of the Aquarian age has been associated with … harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding, but today our world is riddled with a newfound fear of constant attacks from enemies both domestic and foreign.  

These attacks aren’t just associated with large religious or political groups, these attacks come in all shapes and sizes with a purpose that average loving citizen cannot comprehend.  This new world we live in opens an enormous trend in possibilities for simple “lone wolf” attacks to happen right under our nose.  

These so-called lone wolves are a nightmare for the law enforcement and intelligence community as they are extremely difficult to detect and to defend against. Compared to group terrorism or network-sponsored terrorists, lone operators have a perilous advantage in avoiding identification and detection before and after their attacks, since most of them do not communicate with others about their intentions. Although lone wolves might have the disadvantage of lacking the means, skills, and “professional” support of terrorist groups, some of them nonetheless have proven to be very lethal.

 After the September 11, 2001 horrific attacks on US soil, the age of situational awareness became a harsh reality and a new age for preemptive technology to assist in this new threat was born. Security threats are a growing concern at international and national levels, as well as within corporate USA.

With the threats to international borders, governments are ordering reviews of their security arrangements at airports, seaports and public transportation hubs. Law enforcement agencies are also charged with identifying wanted individuals in public places. In addition, security and facilities managers need to keep known undesirables and unknowns off their premises, as well as identifying returning VIPs to a facility.

Frank Segarra is the founder and CEO of ConnexiCore. He has 27 years of IT, telecommunications and aviation industry experience and was a US Navy aircraft carrier airman specializing in Avionics Engineering. As a thought leader in drone technology, Frank was invited to be a founding member and co-chair of the CompTIA Drone Advisory Council.

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