James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

An Interactive Look at Cyberattacks

In a 2012 report commissioned by HP and published by the Ponemon Institute, it is estimated that that the total cost of cyber crime for an analyzed sample of about 200 companies across the five countries ranges from $3.2 million in the U.K. to $8.9 million in the U.S.  Cyber attacks worldwide have increased in frequency, speed and sophistication. They are difficult to detect and often occur without early warning. According to Symantec's 2011 State of Security survey, cyber security is the top risk for businesses for the second year running, ahead of traditional crime, natural disasters and terrorism.