Sony Hires Ex-Homeland Security Official After Hacking

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT) -- Sony Corp. on Tuesday installed ex-cybersecurity government official Philip R. Reitinger as its head of information security and privacy, after a hack attack that compromised millions of PlayStation users' personal data and sparked a multidistrict litigation.

Reitinger, formerly of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is now the company's senior vice president and chief information security officer, a corporate executive in charge of the electronics giant's global information security and privacy operations, according to the company.

The appointment comes as Sony is facing multidistrict litigation in...
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