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VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight Technologies
Member Since: 5/10/2017
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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. He served as cybersecurity attorney to the Senate Commerce Committee and House Homeland Security Committee. He also managed a cybersecurity consulting practice. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Articles by Jake Olcott
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 5/22/2020
How an Industry Consortium Can Reinvent Security Solution Testing
Henry Harrison, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Garrison,  5/21/2020
Is Zero Trust the Best Answer to the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist,  5/20/2020
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CVE-2020-10751
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
A flaw was found in the Linux kernels SELinux LSM hook implementation before version 5.7, where it incorrectly assumed that an skb would only contain a single netlink message. The hook would incorrectly only validate the first netlink message in the skb and allow or deny the rest of the messages wit...
CVE-2020-13487
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
The bbPress plugin through 2.6.4 for WordPress has stored XSS in the Forum creation section, resulting in JavaScript execution at wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=forum (aka the Forum listing page) for all users. An administrator can exploit this at the wp-admin/post.php?action=edit URI.
CVE-2020-3811
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
qmail-verify as used in netqmail 1.06 is prone to a mail-address verification bypass vulnerability.
CVE-2020-3812
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
qmail-verify as used in netqmail 1.06 is prone to an information disclosure vulnerability. A local attacker can test for the existence of files and directories anywhere in the filesystem because qmail-verify runs as root and tests for the existence of files in the attacker's home directory, without ...
CVE-2020-13485
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-25
The Knock Knock plugin before 1.2.8 for Craft CMS allows IP Whitelist bypass via an X-Forwarded-For HTTP header.