Tag Archives: Security

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

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


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


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


Rapporto Europol 2018: Verso forme multipolari di insurrezione globale? – by B. Lucini e M. Maiolino

Secondo i dati presentati dal rapporto European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE_SAT 2018)[1] nel 2017 si è verificato un totale di 207 attacchi terroristici falliti, neutralizzati o completati, dei quali 137 di natura etno-nazionalista/separatista, 33 jihadista, 24 estrema sinistra e 5 estrema destra. Continue reading


Crime-Terror nexus and Potential Jihadist’s Uses of Cryptocurrencies – by Daniele Maria Barone

This May, the analysis commissioned by the European Parliament TERR Committee[i] about terrorism financing by virtual currencies, “Virtual currencies and terrorist financing: assessing the risks and evaluating responses[ii]”, has depicted the complex nature of the actors generally involved in extremist groups’ online financing. Continue reading


Daesh? Quale forma sta prendendo il terrorismo? Ma chi sono i nemici? – by Marco Lombardi

La domanda ricorrente, in questi ultimi mesi, riguarda la nuova forma che il terrorismo islamista potrà prendere, dando per scontato che sarà un attore significativo nel perdurante conflitto. Proviamo dunque, se non a rispondere, a mettere sinteticamente in fila i pezzi di un puzzle del quale non si ha la visione finale. Continue reading


Che cosa insegna l’arresto dell’ex jihadista di Bosnia che manda il figlio nell’Isis – by Giovanni Giacalone

Venerdì 26 giugno viene arrestato in provincia di Como Fayek Shebl Ahmed Sayed con l’accusa di associazione per finalità di terrorismo. Un mandato di arresto è stato inoltre spiccato per suo figlio, il 24enne Saged, latitante in Siria dove milita nelle file di una katiba qaedista, la Nour El Din Al Zenky. Continue reading