June 22, 2011
From a simple airport scan to hi-tech bio detection to hands-on training for a local police force, homeland security is big business.
Security consultants say it’s no surprise that the industry has seen massive growth since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2011.
“The reason why is because I think Americans after 9/11 woke up, and they kind of decided to stay awake,” said Aaron Cohen, a former member of Israeli Special Forces.
His firm, IMS Security, has been an example of the security industry’s growth, and he described it as “an industry where you’ve got the smartest people competing against each other to come out with the most innovative products.”