“Understanding the cybersecurity posture of an investment is critical to assessing the value of the investment and considering reputational, financial, and legal harm that could befall the company.” Jacob Olcott – Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs at BitSight
Source: Reuters – Understanding the cybersecurity posture
About Jacob Olcott:
Jake Olcott is Vice President at BitSight Technologies, where he helps organizations benchmark their cybersecurity programs using quantitative metrics. Olcott speaks and writes about the role of directors, officers and executives in cyber-risk management. His paper, “The Board’s Role in Cybersecurity,” was published in 2014 by the Conference Board.
He is also a member of the Conference Board’s Cyber Governance Advisory Group. He served as Cybersecurity Attorney to the Senate Commerce Committee and House Homeland Security Committee. He also managed a cybersecurity consulting practice.
He previously consulted with Fortune 1000 executives on cyber risk management and served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia School of Law.