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.

Ever since the Iranian election demonstrators turned to social media applications, such as Twitter and Facebook, it appears as though every media outlet is calling anything that happens to touch, or think about touching, the Internet, "cyberwar". Being of the Jerry Springer and "One of these three soft drinks are poison, tune in at 11pm and we'll tell you which one" generation, I understand why using an eye catching headline is used. Obviously you, the dirty media, want to drive people to your program/story/blog/cause but, in doing so, you're perpetuating false information. If my father, who is retired Navy, heard...

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As many of you already know, I've accepted a security analyst position at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada starting in August. I fully expect to hear "You left Bermuda for Lethbridge???" about a million times between now and probably well into 2010. It was, however, a very strategic move for my career and my family life so I have absolutely no regrets about coming to Bermuda and leaving at this time. So what does this mean? Well my day-to-day job will fall into the following 3 categories: Threat and vulnerability identification, classification, and analysis, including on-going research into emerging threats....

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