About Andrew Hay

With over 15 years of data security experience in various roles inside organizations as well as advising them, Andrew serves as the chief information security officer at DataGravity. He is responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s comprehensive data security strategy. Prior to DataGravity, Andrew was the director of research at OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and the director of applied security research and chief evangelist at CloudPassage.

We have your data: how to fight ransomware

March 17th, 2017|Data security|

Of all the cybersecurity threats out there, one consistently strikes a nerve: ransomware. Maybe it’s because being held for ransom is so personal, or perhaps it’s the fact that you’re totally frozen out of your critical systems and data when it happens to you. Whatever [...]

Ransomware takes center stage at the RSA Conference

February 24th, 2017|Events, Spotlight|

Last week, I attended, presented, and hosted a series of sessions at the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco. Attendees were treated to scary stories about new threats, attack mechanisms, and dangerous technologies causing headaches for security and IT pros everywhere. After all, who needs [...]

Ransomware: the growing attack mode of choice

February 21st, 2017|General|

Ransomware has become the security attack mode of choice for many cyber criminals today. And it’s no wonder, considering how easy and inexpensive it is to launch these types of attacks. In fact, just about anyone, even those with little or no technology experience, can [...]

What’s in store for cybersecurity in 2017?

December 23rd, 2016|Data security|

You heard it here first: 2017 is going to be the year of cybersecurity. After a chaotic 2016, full of breaches, hacks and attacks, companies are now taking a personal stake in protecting their sensitive data. We recently wrote about the cybersecurity threats you need [...]

How to keep customer data safe this Black Friday

November 22nd, 2016|General|

Black Friday is just around the corner. While shoppers across the nation are beginning to think about scoring the best deals for this season’s hottest holiday gifts, retailers should focus on keeping their customers’ information safe. It’s no secret that this unofficial holiday is a [...]