Andrew Hay is a Canadian security professional, author, and speaker living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He has extensive experience in enterprise network, firewall, VPN, intrusion (IDS/IPS/HIPS), and network security management (NSM/SIM/SEM/NBA) technologies and is also strong advocate of security training, certification programs, and public awareness initiatives. He holds several industry-leading certifications including the:
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) Check Point Certified Security Expert Plus (CCSE Plus) CompTIA Security+ GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Andrew is an active member of several security organizations and, in his spare time, presents at security conferences, creates security training material and white papers, contributes to forums, and occasionally acts as an instructor for the SANS Institute.
In February 2008 Andrew released his first book entitled The OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection Guide (Syngress, ISBN 9781597492409). He has also contributed to Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring (Syngress, ISBN 9781597492676) and the Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide (Syngress, ISBN 9781597492867). He is currently in talks with publishers and colleagues on several new book projects for the future.