Sony hires former Homeland Security officer in wake of data breach

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Sep 6, 2011
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  1. Sony Corp has hired a former official from the US Department of Homeland Security as their chief information security officer. The move comes after Sony was the target of a…

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  2. lol if people can hack into government websites, hiring this guy wont do anything

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    I totally agree, they are wasting there money..

    Hey, If they want to be better at security, Offer the job to a few "Hackers"... Ya Think....!!!!

    Better money Spent.... IMHO... !!!

  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Wow, so the hackers' motivations just went from "embarrass Sony" to "embarrass Sony AND the Dept of Homeland Security." Do they just not understand hackers? This just paints a larger target on Sony's systems.

    The good news is that, as former head of the Cyber Security Center, maybe he'll have some good inside information for recruiting cyber-savvy security forces. At the very least, he may know some hackers who'd like to trade prison sentences for Sony sentences......
  5. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Homeland Security != Security :\
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    All they probably needed to do is talk to the guy on the lowest rung in their IT department who could tell them every single problem with their system.
  7. yeah exactly, lol. That said I thought that Anon* had denied shutting down PSN ??
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Homeland Security doesn't know anything about anything... Let Sony figure that out for themselves when they get hacked again.
  9. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Anon had nothing to do with it, it was the LulzSec hack train…

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