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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Inside a Cyber War Room: The Fight Against Hacking

On the front lines of the cyberwar, things look much different than U.S. military veterans are used to. For one thing, veteran Army officers are used to having the upper hand in technology and manpower in any battle they fight. But in cyberspace, that's not always the case. Under-equipped corporate IT departments can find themselves tangling with elite Chinese army units probing every nook and cranny of the U.S. defense and industrial base. "Unlike most of my experience in the military where I had a technical advantage, there's lots of us in the United States who don't have so much of a technical advantage," said former Army Major General David Fastabend, who is now the vice president and general manager for advanced information systems at Exelis, a defense and intelligence contracting firm. "You find you have an adversary that is adapting very, very quickly." http://www.cnbc.com/id/100716315?par=yahoo&doc=100716315|Inside+a+Cyber+War+Room:+