Noted hacker Barnaby Jack, known for exposing vulnerabilities in ATM machines and medical devices, died in San Francisco Thursday, just days before he was scheduled to speak on deadly security shortcomings in medical implants at next week's Black Hat security conference. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Jack's death to Reuters, but wouldn't disclose the cause. At the time of his death, 35-year-old Jack was director of embedded device security at IOActive, a security firm that specializes in industrial, supply chain, and medical device security. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241132/Top_hacker_dies_days_before_scheduled_Black_Hat_talk
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.