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So finally Sony woke up after the recent massive attack on the PS3 user accounts. Sony hired a former official from the US Department of Homeland Security for the new post of chief information security officer, months after a massive hacking attack leaked information on 100 million user accounts on its games networks.

Philip Reitinger, previously director of the US National Cyber Security Centre, will become senior vice president and will report to general counsel Nicole Seligman, the Japanese electronics conglomerate said on Tuesday.”Certainly the network issue was a catalyst for the appointment,” a Sony spokesman said.

“We are looking to bolster our network security even further.”Sony picked a former US Homeland Security official for the new post of chief information security officer.Shares in Sony have fallen 55 per cent since the company revealed the hacking on April 27, sparking widespread criticism and casting a shadow over its plans for expansion in online businesses including music and movie distribution.Concerns about losses in the TV department and the yen’s rise against the euro have also contributed to Sony’s woes.Reitinger, who has also worked for Microsoft and the US Department of Defence, will be based in Washington.

Are we to trust Sony’s security features now?

 

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