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.

Well I heard from two customers today that are currently experiencing the effects of the MS06-040 worm. They've noticed quite a lot of traffic on port 445 and external connection attempt using IRC. For a full writeup please see the following link: MS06-040: BOLO -- Be On the LookOut (NEW)...

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Studying for my CISSP again -- exam in Ottawa in December GCIH, GCFA, GAWN, on deck for Q1'07, Q2'07, Q3'07, respectively Presenting SANS StaySharp classes in Fredericton, NB starting in Q4'06 Stay tuned for more...

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