Tag Archives: Security

Nuove Ricerche: Etnografie dell’Estremismo Politico – Ethnographies of political extremisms – by Barbara Lucini

Il panorama dell’estremismo politico sia nazionale sia internazionale[1], senza trascurare forme violente dei gruppi separatisti è vario e frammentato per quanto concerne i temi di interesse, per le modalità comunicative e narrative, nonché per i canali comunicativi prescelti. Continue reading

28Oct/18

Terrorismo e Stato d’Eccezione – by Marco Boscariol

Un alto numero di studiosi, tra cui spicca Giorgio Agamben, ritiene che l’attuale scenario politico sia dominato da quello che molti definiscono il paradigma dello “stato d’eccezione”. Non pochi autori credono che lo stato d’eccezione giaccia fuori dall’ordine legale e che lo stato di diritto non sia applicabile nella cornice dell’eccezione, esattamente come sottolineato da molti rappresentanti sia dell’ex governo Bush che dell’ex governo Blair (ma anche da teorici del diritto come Bruce Ackerman, Cass Sunstein e Oren Gross). Continue reading

26Oct/18

Nuove ricerche: Indice di Resilienza Urbana per forme multiple di estremismo – Urban Resilience Index to Extremism Threats

Il progetto relativo all’Indice di Resilienza Urbana, promosso da ITSTIME e coordinato da Barbara Lucini, ha come scopo principale quello di esplorare, comprendere ed interpretare i possibili indicatori di vulnerabilità urbana o segnali deboli, che possono essere considerati il “contesto sociale” di azioni di forme multiple di estremismo. Continue reading

22Oct/18

Europol – Internet Organized Cyber Crime Threat Assessment 2018: new trends in the obscure sides of FinTech – by Daniele Maria Barone

The latest report of Europol on Internet Organized Cyber Crime (IOCTA 2018)[i] stresses, among other issues, the weak points that modern financial tools and a lack of either an up-to-date legal framework or cooperation among institutions and the private sector, brings to the cybercrime field. Continue reading

11Oct/18

Event Safety and Security Risk Update: Stampedes, or Crowd Surge/Rush – By Peter Ashwin and Giovanni Pisapia

Panic and confusion erupted in Central Park on Saturday night (the 29th September 2018), after a loud noise frightened concertgoers at the Global Citizen Festival, with some people erroneously attributing the sound to gunshots. Witnesses described a near-stampede in some places, as people sprinted for cover, jumped fences and trampled one another. Some were in tears and called their loved ones, and others said they had lost items or gotten separated from their friends, according to social medial. But the police quickly refuted reports of a shooting, saying at first that the noise was from a fallen barrier, not gunshots” (Sarah Mervosh, 2018). Continue reading

09Oct/18

Terrorist attack first aid training for citizen: part of a well-rounded counter-terrorism strategy – by Maria Alvanou

UK newspaper ‘Independent’ has revealed in an exclusive article a UK program designed to give people knowledge on how to provide first aid to victims of terror operations[1]. The need for such a program was already a topic for discussion in the British society[2] and even the British Red Cross had issued some guidelines for citizens prior, during and after a terrorist attack[3]. Continue reading

10Sep/18

9/11 remembrance: research reflections for security – by Maria Alvanou

The first years after the 9/11 attack were used to wage war against Al Qaeda in what seemed to be a US affair. Soon it became evident that Europe was also under threat and while european countries never adopted a direct, clear military approach to countering terrorism, they did take measures and adopted polices that challenged longstanding principles of human rights and liberties. Continue reading

16Aug/18

Cyber Jihad and Terrorism Financing: New Methods – Old Rules – by Daniele Maria Barone

On July this year, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report addressed to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors, summarizing the latest development in anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorism financing (TF) and drawing a short term work program in these fields[i]. Continue reading