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 read an interesting Harvard Business Review blog post today written by Dr. Thomas J. Saporito, chairman and chief executive officer of RHR International, regarding bringing balance back to the boardroom. More specifically, the post talks about the CEO-board relationship and how, if the company wishes to succeed, the groups must function as a team. The author has identified 3 very important traits that allow boards to create a platform of oversight and support with the CEO. They are judgment, insight and wisdom. From the blog post: Judgment is that ability to see what is important, what makes a difference and...

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The company has updated its Halo platform with a firewall API, providing third-party vendors command and control over the company's management and provisioning capabilities. Although the company has no aspirations to be an all-encompassing management console, CloudPassage admits that the API will let them better integrate with ESIM, GRC and traditional on-premises firewall change and configuration management vendors – relationships it is actively seeking....

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