Harbor Consulting, LLC
Jacob Olcott, a leading expert in cybersecurity policy and legal issues
is a principal in Good Harbor Consulting LLC’s Cybersecurity practice.
Olcott has worked for years at the nexus of the private and public
sectors on information technology policy, including cybersecurity, cloud
computing, Internet governance, supply chain risk, research and development,
and smart grid. He most recently served as counsel to Senator John D.
Rockefeller, IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and
Transportation, where he acted as the Chairman's lead negotiator on
comprehensive cybersecurity legislation. He also led a review of corporate
disclosure practices that contributed to the issuance of groundbreaking
cybersecurity guidance by the SEC in October 2011. Before advising Chairman
Rockefeller, Olcott was staff director and counsel for the Subcommittee on
Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science, and Technology of the House of
Representatives Homeland Security Committee, where he developed and executed
the legislative and oversight agenda in cyber, nuclear, and biological
Working with Good Harbor Chairman Richard Clarke, Olcott will lead the
firm's work in support of private and public sector clients seeking to
navigate complex cybersecurity policy and legal decisions and to assess and
manage their cybersecurity risks to achieve effective, efficient enterprise
resiliency. Olcott's experience as a trusted advisor and liaison to senior
members of Congress and senior corporate executives provides him with a
unique, holistic perspective and the ability to help clients achieve
collaborative, effective cybersecurity risk management.
Olcott is a frequent conference speaker on cybersecurity issues and has
authored multiple Congressional documents on cybersecurity issues. He is the
recipient of multiple awards, including the Federal 100 Award for leaders in
federal government information technology (2011), the SANS Institute
National SCADA Security Leadership Award (2009), and the SANS Institute
National Cybersecurity Policy Award (2007). Olcott holds a juris doctor from
the University of Virginia and received his bachelor of arts from the
University of Texas at Austin.