Your PlayStation Is Now Being Watched Over By a Homeland Security Official

September 6, 2011

Sony hasn't had the most stellar record when it comes to security. The infiltration of their PlayStation Network left many gamers and casual PS3 users wondering if that blackbox in their entertainment center would destroy what was left of their name, financial credit rating and basic existence.

Then their Sony Pictures website got smacked around by some hackers leaving more than 1 million usernames and passwords vulnerable to further hackage. So what should they do?

They hired someone to deal with the problem, but they didn't just put some pudgy security guard at the helm with a gun that they can only use in certain situations for legal reasons and a gold badge that's not made of real gold. They put Philip Reitinger in the Chief Information Security Officer chair, a name that political wonks might remember as a former official of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Does that means that Sony officially has the right to waterboard enemy combatants?

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