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.

This month The Academy thought that it would be fun to partner up with Hackers for Charity in order to raise money for the people of Uganda. The Academy has offered to donate $1 to Hackers for Charity for every user that registers for a free account at www.theacademy.ca in the month of November. Please let your friends know about this and blog about it. Anything you can do to spread the word would be greatly appreciated. Let’s try to make a substantial donation to charity this month. Thanks everybody! ...

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Let's just say that I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I read Richard Bejtlich's 5 star review of the OSSEC Host-Based Intrusion Detection Guide (review is here). Richard is known to be quite vocal when he doesn't like a particular book and it sounded like he had a very hard time finding things wrong with our book. I especially like his comment on his blog about how addictive the OSSEC WUI is. He's right. I too hit refresh constantly to see what new logs have arrived :) I know that lots of people base the purchase of their next book based...

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