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.

I'm pleased to announce that I will be teaching SANS Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling at Community SANS Ottawa 2010 on Monday, March 22, 2010 through Saturday, March 27, 2010 and at Community SANS Regina Saskatchewan 2010 on May 10, 2010 through Saturday, May 15, 2010. By helping you understand attackers’ tactics and strategies in detail, giving you hands-on experience in finding vulnerabilities and discovering intrusions, and equipping you with a comprehensive incident handling plan, the in-depth information in this course helps you turn the tables on computer attackers. This course addresses the latest cutting-edge insidious attack vectors...

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So You Want to Write a Security Book, Eh? - Andrew Hay - Friday, September 18 * 8:00pm - 9:00pm Have you ever thought about writing a security book, but were not sure where to start? What kind of book should you write? How do you get a publisher? What can you expect to make off your book? Join Andrew Hay, author of the OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection Guide, Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring, and the Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide, to learn the pros and cons of being a security author and to learn if you've got what it takes to...

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The Academy (http://www.theacademy.ca) officially launches its web site today providing instructional videos for the information security community. For the first time ever, the average user to the most seasoned industry expert will be able to watch instructional videos on how to install popular products, address common configuration issues, and troubleshoot difficult problems. The Academy is a user driven community and videos are created at the request of its members. Vendors can also leverage the site to showcase the features and capabilities of their products. The Academy is an ideal place to find and share knowledge with others practicing or interested...

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