Andrew Hay

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Andrew Hay is the CISO at DataGravity where 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. Prior to that, Andrew was the Director of Research at OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and was the Director of Applied Security Research and Chief Evangelist at CloudPassage, Inc.

Prior to that, Andrew served as a Senior Security Analyst for 451 Research's Enterprise Security Practice (ESP) providing technology vendors, private equity firms, venture capitalists and end users with strategic advisory services – including competitive research, new product and go-to-market positioning, investment due diligence and tactical partnership, and M&A strategy. Through his work at 451 Research, Andrew was instrumental in securing tens of millions of dollars in equity investment for numerous security product vendors.

Before joining The 451 Group, Andrew worked in the Information Security Office (ISO) of the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta, Canada and, prior to that, at a privately held bank in Hamilton, BermudaPrior to that, Andrew served in various roles at Q1 Labs, including Engineering Manager, Product Manager and finally as the Program Manager responsible for the entire portfolio of third-party technology partner relationships.

Andrew is frequently approached to provide expert commentary on security-industry developments, and has been interviewed by 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.

Andrew also has written articles for several trade publications such as Information Week Magazine, DarkReading, and Network Computing on various security-related topics and has authored 4 books on security.

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