Sony hires first security chief

By Sooraj Shah
07 Sep 2011 View Comments
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Sony has appointed a new chief information security officer, Philip Reitinger, four months after the company suffered from a series of massive data breaches.

Reitinger, who had previously worked as head of the US National Cyber Security Center and for Microsoft, has been appointed as senior vice-president and chief information security officer of Sony. He will report to general counsel Nicole Seligman.

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According to Reuters, shares in Sony have fallen 55 per cent since the company first revealed it had been the victim of a hack on 27 April this year.

A Sony spokesman told Reuters that "the [PlayStation] network issue was a catalyst for the appointment".

He added: "And we are looking to bolster our network security even further."

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