Ex-Homeland Security Chief Hired by Sony
In wake of April’s massive hack on the PlayStation Network, Sony have made the decision to bring in an expert. Personal information of over 77 million PSN users was accessed earlier this year, resulting in an uproar from PlayStation users and across the gaming world.
However, Sony have reason to be confident that this isn’t going to happen again, as they have hired Philip Reitinger, once the chief security officer of the U.S. National Cyber Security Center, as well as previously working for the US Department of Defense.
A Sony representative spoke about the company’s decision:
Certainly the network issue was a catalyst for the appointment … We are looking to bolster our network security even further.
This move from Sony is certain to reassure their loyal customers of the PSN’s security, and Sony CEO, Howard Stringer, is also confident that this will attract new players to the service, as the recent hack already has:
We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyber-attacks.
[Source: Games Industry]