Sony hires ex-Homeland Security officer following cyber attack

In April, hackers brought down the PlayStation Network, compromising millions of accounts and forever tainting Sony’s name. Sony worked with the United States’ Homeland Security department to find the persons responsible, but now Sony is one-upping that effort.

Reuters is reporting today that Sony has hired ex-Homeland Security official Philip Reitinger, who served as U.S. National Cyber Security Center. The man joins the tech giant as a Senior Vice President at Sony and will work out of an office in Washington D.C., reporting to Sony’s general counsel. In the past, Reitinger has worked at other big entities like Microsoft and the Department of Defense.

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

What do you think about this move. Restoring any faith you lost?

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