Sony hires security expert

The former director of the US National Cyber Security Center has joined Sony to help fortify its PlayStation Network, months after the online service was struck by a massive data breach.

Philip Reitinger, based in Washington DC, will join Sony as chief information security officer, Sony has said.

The appointment comes after the sensitive personal data of more than 100 million PlayStation accounts was compromised in April. Sony was forced to close down its network for nearly a month, and offered free games to customers in a comprehensive compensation initiative.

Develop has the full story.

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