Lawsuit alleges Sony knew PSN was at risk cut security staff anyway

first_img2011 has been a tad rough so far for Sony. If it’s not coping with yet another network breach, the company is probably busy preparing itself for hack-related litigation. Following the massive PSN and Qriocity incident, Sony was targeted by lawsuits around the globe. Now Sony’s being taken to task once again, this time facing allegations that it not only ignored signs of increased risk to its networks, but also that it made matters worse by laying off members of its network security team.Prior to the very public attacks that began back in April, Sony had fallen victim to several less-noteworthy attacks. And while you would hope a company of Sony’s stature would respond to such things by battening down the hatches to secure the data of millions of loyal customers, Sony had other things on its mind. Priority was given to securing its own confidential corporate data, on which this new lawsuit alleges the company spent lavishly. There’s no crime in protecting trade secrets, of course, but when you’re aware that people are actively trying to breach your network it seems a tad irresponsible to lay off staff who are in charge of security. Yet that’s precisely what Sony did.AdChoices广告While specific numbers aren’t mentioned in the court documents, a “confidential witness” asserts that Sony laid off a large percentage of the Sony Entertainment Online workforce — including a number of personnel from its Network Operations Center. These, of course, were the very same people who were tasked with preventing and responding to network security issues. In hindsight, that probably doesn’t look like a very smart decision — if only for PR reasons. But then again, this is the same company whose CEO said the PSN hack was just a hiccup, so maybe Sony really just didn’t get it.Does anybody with some coding skill want to do Sony a solid and whip up some kind of content-hiding tool for breach-related news like the ones which make Justin Bieber references disappear from the Web?More at Reuterslast_img read more

Earlybird offers book and pay by 29 September 201

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