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    NIPC Daily Report for 12 February 2002
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    NIPC Daily Report 12 February 2002
    The NIPC Watch and Warning Unit compiles this report to inform
    recipients of issues impacting the integrity and capability of the
    nation's critical infrastructures.
    Companies are using IT to protect their physical property as well as
    their data. Many businesses and corporations are beginning to recognize
    utility in melding IT and physical security efforts. While many
    companies still operate these functions independently, there is a trend
    toward fostering closer communications between the two to fend off
    terrorists and other criminals. Security specialists recognize the
    sophistication of the threat, and understand that defeating a refined
    foe requires well-coordinated risk management services. (Information
    Week, 11 Feb)
    Raging California brush fire reaches Marine base. A fast-moving brush
    fire scorched more than 3,000 acres and destroyed 30 homes near San
    Diego on 11 February. The fire burned its way onto Marine Corps Base
    Camp Pendleton, but did not threaten the San Onofre nuclear power plant
    located there. A spokesman for San Diego Gas & Electric said that 14,000
    customers were without service on Sunday, 10 February. That number had
    been reduced to 2,300 on Monday. (Reuters, 11 Feb)
    Raytheon, US Gov't. in talks about Phalanx gun systems to protect
    domestic infrastructure sites. Raytheon Corporation is in talks with the
    US government about using its rapid-fire Phalanx Block 1B gun systems to
    protect key installations and domestic infrastructure sites. Phalanx is
    an electronically controlled gun system that uses radar and video images
    to identify potential close-in surface and air threats, such as jets,
    helicopters and even smaller seaborne vehicles, such as jet skis.
    Installing Phalanx gun systems for protection of critical U.S. sites,
    such as nuclear laboratories, nuclear reactors and power plants would
    require a major policy decision. (Reuters, 5 Feb)
    Corporations target homeland security. Concerns about homeland security
    permeate virtually every facet of the fiscal 2003 budget that President
    Bush sent to Congress last week. Just as the Cold War spurred enormous
    expenditures, homeland security has become a growth industry since the
    Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With President Bush proposing to spend
    nearly $38 billion next year as a "down payment" on protecting the
    country against more terrorist attacks, private corporations and all
    levels of government are poised to grab their shares of the federal
    spending expected over the next decade. (Washington Post, 11 Feb)
    Hackers shortcut Hotmail password reset protections. Security
    researchers have discovered vulnerability in Microsoft's Hotmail e-mail
    service that allows hackers to bypass security questions that users must
    answer before resetting their passwords. A Microsoft spokesman said
    there is nothing wrong with the company's e-mail login service, and
    noted that Microsoft leaves it up to users to make their secret
    questions as secure as possible. (Newsbytes, 11 Feb)

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