One aspect that should not be underestimated today is the importance of “participated security” or “subsidiary security”, which means raising awareness and training civilians to face the terrorist phenomenon. It is a must because if we have the necessary skills, we can all contribute to make society safer. The coordination between the civil and the security sectors is of vital importance both in the preventive (signaling) and in an emergency phase.
As illustrated by prof. Marco Lombardi of Itstime / Catholic University, in Italy there is still no information and training activity addressed to make the population minimally capable of moving correctly in the event of an attack and to reduce their vulnerability to a potential attack. Proper preparation limits the damage while an unprepared society is a guarantee of increased risk and a higher number of casualties.