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.

Today's interview is with Michael Santarcangelo. Affectionately known "Santa" to his friends, Michael truly is a catalyst when it comes to changing how people think about information security. He's helped me throughout my security career and has talked me down during my pre-exam "freak out" sessions on more than one occasion. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. I love to learn, connect, and share. I am a catalyst. I used to state, apologetically, that I was a “jack of all trades, master of none.” Then I would explain I was a renaissance man – less apologetic. But a few years ago I realized...

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Well it looks as though the stars have aligned and I'll be heading to my very first ShmooCon! I'm really excited as I get to see friends and colleagues I either haven't seen in a while or that I've yet to meet in real life. If you'er going to be there then come find me and say "Hello". Note: I'm not very good with names/faces (just ask Rob) so just look for the guy who looks like the following picture and introduce yourself (P.S. beers make him calm and approachable): ...

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