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.

Apparently I have my own "style". Thanks for the mention Marcin ;) Also, there looks to be a cage match in the works between Thomas "The Animal" Ptacek of Matasano Security and Joanna "The Lovely Lady of Security" Rutkowska over how hypervisor-based rootkits are not invisible and the detector always has the fundamental advantage. The problem is that Joanna claims that hypervisor rootkits are “100% undetectable”. I wish I could get ring side seats but I don't have the funds for Blackhat this time around. Here's the list: Schools Lack Cybersecurity Training As Students Grow Cybersavvy - I'm sure...

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Not a very busy day out in the blogosphere today but there were some quality posts. Here's the list: The Right Way to Establish a Culture of Security - Quite the interesting concept. After reading this article, my hat is off to Yahoo's Arturo Bejar. Not only does he have the worlds coolest job title ("Chief Paranoid Yahoo"), but he's taken some extremely creative measures to help build a pervasive culture of security at the Internet behemoth. I especially like the part about the t-shirts, since it not only gives people a reward to strive for, but they are also free advertising for...

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About a month ago I had to fly to Ottawa to present at a conference. It was a short trip but I felt that I got a lot accomplished. A few weeks later my wife noticed my receipts and ticket stubs sitting on the kitchen table (as I am notorious for not doing my expense reports in a timely manner). To her surprise she noticed that my ticket stub for my flight from Ottawa to Toronto had the passenger name of Rudd on in instead of mine. This alarms me for a few reasons. Not...

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