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.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Small firm hit by 3-year hacking campaign puts face on growing cyber problem

For three straight years, a group of Chinese hackers waged a cyber war against a family-owned, eight-person software firm in California, according to court records. It started when Solid Oak Inc. founder Brian Milburn claims he discovered that China was stealing his company's parental filtering software, CYBERsitter. The theft hurt their business and sales, which was bad enough. But twelve days after he publicly accused Chinese hackers, he says he was inundated by attempts to bring down his Santa Barbara-based business. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/22/small-businesses-big-targets-for-cyber-snoops/