About Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay is an information security industry veteran with close to 20 years of experience as a security practitioner, industry analyst, and executive. As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at DataGravity, Inc., he advocates for the company’s total information security needs and is responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s comprehensive information security strategy.

Andrew has served in various roles and responsibilities at a number of companies including OpenDNS (now a Cisco company), CloudPassage, Inc., 451 Research, the University of Lethbridge, Capital G Bank Ltd. (now Clarien Bank Bermuda), Q1 Labs (now IBM), Nokia (now Check Point), Nortel Networks, Magma Communications (now Primus Canada), and Taima Corp (now Convergys).

Andrew is frequently approached to provide expert commentary on security-industry developments, and has been featured in such publications as Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, USA Today, International Business Times, Sacramento Bee, Delhi Daily News, Austin Business Journal, Ars Technica, RT, VentureBeat, LeMondeInformatique, eWeek, TechRepublic, Infosecurity Magazine, The Data Center Journal, TechTarget, Network World, Computerworld, PCWorld, and CSO Magazine.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Andrew Hay

I had an idea early this morning that may or may not work and may or may not have been attempted before. Frankly, if it has been done before, it hasn’t been done in a while so it’s time to kick it off again. In an effort to get to know more about my peers and friends I’m going to start the ball rolling on the “5 Things You Might Not Know About…” project. The rules:

  1. Create a blog post with the title “5 Things You Might Not Know About YOURNAME” (where YOURNAME is your first and last name).
  2. List 5 things that people may or may not know about you (it can be anything really).
  3. “Tag” 5 other people to do the same via the blog post, twitter, facebook, or all of the above.
  4. See what happens.

So here are the 5 Things You Might Not Know About Andrew Hay:

  1. At my 8th grade graduation ceremony the mother of one of my best friends thought that I was her sons teacher.
  2. I was on the swim team in high school and made it to the city finals…whilst wearing a speedo.
  3. My wife got rid of my high school speedo and it took me 2 years to realize it was gone. Note: This explains why the threat of wearing my speedo out in public no longer phased her.
  4. I am an avid Rugby Union fan and have never broken any of MY bones playing Rugby.
  5. I am a college drop out and do not have a degree or diploma.

Hopefully this gets the ball rolling. I’m going to tag the following people in the hopes that they join in on the insanity: Michael Santarcangelo, Justin Foster, Anton Chuvakin, Jennifer Jabbusch, and Erin Jacobs.

Andrew Hay