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.

With it being so ridiculously hot outside, I thought it prudent to share a fantastic drink to keep you cool on those hot summer days. The Arnold Palmer is a beverage consisting of half iced tea and half lemonade named for golfer Arnold Palmer. It is often called a half and half but, through the magic of alcohol, it can easily become a John Daly (a tongue-in-cheek nod to Daly's problems with alcohol abuse) and is also known in some circles as a Donovan - named after shipping magnate Andrew Donovan. How do you make it? Well I'll tell you: The...

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Today's Secret from the Grill Cave is how to easily clean your grill grate whilst adding some flavour to your food. Simply: Cut a large onion in half and peal away the skin. Place each onion half in a small freezer bag and throw into the freezer for a later time. When it comes time to grill: Give your grill a good brushing with a stiff grill brush. Pre-heat your grill to the desired temperature for the food you're about to cook. Before placing the food on the grill, take the frozen onion half out of the freezer and place it, face down, on the grill. Using...

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