Sony Hires former Homeland Security Official
>By James Lenhart
If you thought Sony was continuing down the blinded path of poor security — think again. Sony has just hired former director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Philip Reitinger. This comes months after an attack that took place against 77 million people who were blocked from the PSN for 23 days.
It’s known that Reitinger has worked for Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense, which is an impressive resume. However, let’s hope he has a little more up his sleeve than a few job titles (Sony, you should have hired GeoHot. Oh wait, Facebook already did.). As chief information security officer he will report to general counsel Nicole Seligman.
Statement from Sony:
“Certainly the network issue was a catalyst for the appointment,” a Sony spokesman said. “We are looking to bolster our network security even further.”
Reitinger will be stationed in Washington during his employment with Sony.