technology and terrorism

Response to each question in 300 words and 2 scholar references for each question. Must be orginal.

1.) What is your assessment of the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) rolled out in 2011? What are its pros and cons as compared to the former, color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS)?  Will the recent (as of 2015) updates to the NTAS make any difference?

2.)  Regarding Jackson’s thesis regarding technology and terrorism, do you think technology is a major vulnerability or threat, or do you think it holds the promise for protecting us from, or defeating, terrorism?