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 my book finally into the publisher I have some time to work on the other projects I orphaned, like the Log Analysis Professionals site. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Log Analysis Professionals site was created at the request of several members of the Log Analysis Professionals LinkedIn group to provide a common meeting place to discuss ideas, trends, and techniques regarding logging and log analysis. Through this site we will attempt to build a community of log analysis enthusiasts and professionals.This site was not created to replace existing sites that offer log collection and analysis information...

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I've got everything into the publisher for my book, with the exception of a few edits, so I'm quite excited/relieved/tired. You can already pre-order on most popular book sites. Here is the list: SVASE Guerrilla PR - Not security related but for those trying to heighten their PR presence it is certainly a good read. A few days ago I was at a SVASE meeting and the topic was on guerrilla PR. This was my first SVASE meeting, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I felt like I was the only bootstrap startup, as everyone I talked to were funded by...

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