Sony names former DHS official cybersecurity chief

Sony has named a former Homeland Security Department official to head its cybersecurity efforts, the company announced Tuesday.

Philip Reitinger was in charge of protecting the federal government's computer systems from domestic and foreign attacks at DHS. At Sony, he will be the senior vice president and chief information security officer.

The announcement comes just months after a massive security breach jeopardized the personal information of 77 million Sony PlayStation users around the world. The breach — and Sony's delay in notifying consumers — prompted scrutiny from members of Congress.  

Reitinger has also worked on cybersecurity for the Defense Department, the Justice Department and for Microsoft.