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.

Hey All, I thought I'd drop a quick post to let you know what's been keeping me occupied (and away from blogging) for the last few weeks: Studying For My CISSP Exam As many of you know, out of spite, I'll be taking my CISSP exam on June 28th in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This is taking quite a bit of my time so I am very "head-down" trying to jam as much information into my head as possible. Wish me luck! Writing Another Book I've also signed on to write the Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide (Syngress, ISBN 9781597492867). Note to self,...

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Hello All, To my surprise, a conversation that I had with Ellen Messmer, of Network World, evolved into an article entitled the 6 burning questions about network security. We talked for a good 30 minutes on virtualization, where it's at, and where it's going. From the article: Some security vendors are convinced that the main VM software developers are in such a rush to get their products out to grab market share that as Andrew Hay, product program manager at Q1 Labs, puts it, "security is an afterthought." Hay notes there's no Netflow-enabled virtual switch to help with activity monitoring. "You're creating a...

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