In terms of security, it’s been an obscenely bad year for Sony
. The company suffered a series of embarrassing and very public hacks and attacks on its various sites and systems at the hands of PS3 hacker
and then, far more maliciously, Anonymous
The whole bloodbath is both a testament to the disturbing power of hackers and a case study on some of the worst ways to deal with security breaches and associated litigation.
Sony has taken at least one measure to shore up its badly compromised borders by hiring Philip R. Reitinger
as its Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Corporate Executive in charge of global information security and privacy, Sony Corporation.
Philip R. Reitinger
In addition to having the longest job title in history, Reitinger brings an impressive pedigree to the beleaguered company. He formerly worked in cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security, as well as for Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Reitinger will report to Nicole Seligman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation (second-longest job title ever) and will be in charge of the following:
-Privacy and Internet safety company-wide
-Coordinating with key Sony headquarters groups
-Networking with the larger infosec community to generate innovative security ideas