The slow pace of federal legislative action on cybersecurity issues is motivating many current and former government officials to look to the private sector for help. Just ask Jake Olcott, former legal and cybersecurity adviser to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee.

Olcott, who worked in Congress for seven years, recently became vice president at Bitsight Technologies, a cybersecurity company creating cybersecurity ratings akin to consumer credit scores. To gather data on hundreds of thousands of organizations across dozens of industries, the company intercepts and analyzes messages malware programs send to their creators once they have successfully infiltrated a network.

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