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.

Since 2009 is my 30th year on this planet I've decided to put "type to blog" (doesn't have the same ring as "pen to paper") and list out my goals. I've divided my goals into the sections below: Education GCWN (April 2009) Study the SANS Security 505 - Securing Windows course and obtain my GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN) certification. CISM (June 2009) Study for and obtain the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification. Personal Lose weight and exercise more (Starting January 2nd) I start my P90X system in 2009, thanks to Chris Hoff, in the hopes that it gives me the kick in the...

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