Reitinger has previously held security roles with U.S. National Cyber Security Center, Departments of Defense and Justice, and Microsoft. He has been appointed Sony’s chief information officer and senior vice president acting as Sony’s top cybersecurity executive responsible for information security, privacy and internet safety.
Speaking at the announcement of the appointment a Sony spokesman said: “Certainly the network issue was a catalyst for the appointment. We are looking to bolster our network security even further.”
Sony’s PlayStation Network, Qriocity music streaming service and Sony Online Entertainment were targeted by hackers beginning in April in cyberattacks that resulted in one of the biggest data breaches since the advent of the Internet.