Earlier this year, when Sony took its Playstation Network offline after several crippling cyber attacks, it was a clear signal that tech companies needed to make security a priority. The company is hoping that a new hire will help do that.
Sony has brought on board Philip Reitinger, former director of U.S. National Cyber Security Center and executive director of the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (which operates under the Department of Homeland Security).
In his role as chief information security officer, Reitinger, will help “beef up” Sony’s internal security and take a closer look at the previous attacks that affected not just Sony but also customers and third-party publishers, notes TG Daily’s Mile Luttrell. The attacks left gamers soured on the Sony experience and the company saw a decline in sales of PS3 games and hardware.
Read more at TG Daily.