A former Microsoft executive, who worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has defected to Sony’s camp. Phil Reitinger previously served as the Under Secretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate and as Director of the National Cyber Security Center. It’s fair to say that he’s a fairly good guy to have on board for your online security needs.
This appointment is most likely the result of a search following the infamous PSN hacking scandal earlier this year. Reitinger has done two stints with U.S. government cyber crime fighters. He was an Executive Director of the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center before becoming Microsoft’s Chief Trustworthy Infrastructure Strategist.
He now joins Sony after a more recent stint with the Department of Homeland Security and will no doubt be tightening up their network security in the continuing efforts to ensure a hack-free future for the PSN, wherever possible.