Doug Bedell — May 15, 2013, 11:58 am

Security Lessons from the Boston Bombings

Jack Thomas Tomarchio is a former official of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and currently a board member of the sightlogix outdoor video company. Here, he reviews what’s being learned in security/technology terms about the Boston bombings.

“Well certainly,” he says, ” that (video surveillance) was a huge game changer for law enforcement. The use of cameras here obviously identified the faces of these two suspects. I actually went on TV the day that those photographs were released by the FBI and said that these two men had about 12 to 24 hours of freedom or life left. That turned out to be true, because once video from the surveillance cameras fixed to buildings, along with images from people’s cell phones at the event and other videos of the event that were harvested captured these two men, they really had no place to go and no place to hide — their time was up.”

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