Posted Wed, Sep 07, 2011 by Martuk
Sony rebuilt the Playstation Network following the incident and has since been hard at work trying to regain consumer trust and tighten its network security to ensure that another incident like the one that stemmed out of April never happens again. This week Sony tightened its security net quite a bit more by hiring Homeland Security’s former Director of the US National Cyber Security Center Phillip Reitinger as their new Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President.
A Sony spokesperson told Reuters that the appointment of Reitinger comes from a desire to further bolster the network’s security following the April incident.
"Certainly the network issue was a catalyst for the appointment," a Sony spokesman said. "We are looking to bolster our network security even further."
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