09 Sep

Philip Reitinger, formerly the Director of the U.S. National Cyber Security Center, has been brought on board to Sony as the corporation’s new Chief Information Security Officer. According to Sony, who previously collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of this past April’s Playstation Network hack, Reitinger’s job mainly consists of “assuring the security of Sony’s information assets and services.”

“Certainly the network issue was a catalyst for the appointment,” a Sony spokesman told Reuters. “We are looking to bolster our network security even further.”

And Philip Reitinger is no stranger to the video games industry. Prior to his work in Homeland Security, Reitinger was a Chief Infrastructure Strategist at none other than Sony rival Microsoft. (Thanks to EG Keck282 for the intel!)

One thought on “Ex-Homeland Security Officer to Head Sony Security”

  1. Well Sony really needs to have a guy like him just in case another hack attack happens.

    Oh, and the best part is, Reitinger use to work for Microsoft before he worked for Homeland Security. Just a fun fact.

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