Sony CEO Howard Stringer Criticizes Critics, Pats Own Back.

  • May 17, 2011 10:15 pm
  • by: Mike

Earlier today, Sony CEO Howard Stringer went on a media frenzy with interviews to numerous sites and papers calling out critics of Sony’s (mis)handling of the PSN breach as well as patting the company’s back in the process. In one particular interview with Reuters, Stringer makes a couple statements worth glancing over more closely:

This was an unprecedented situation. Most of these breaches go unreported by companies. Forty-three percent (of companies) notify victims within a month. We reported in a week. You’re telling me my week wasn’t fast enough?”

Of course, Sony’s PSN hack was one of the largest data breaches in modern history. Not to mention, Sony didn’t act as they should have in the first hours after the attack was made known — they played it off as less serious than it really was. Not to mention, Stringer’s own actions directly conflict his claims. While Sony eventually began updating customers more frequently and in greater detail, Stringer avoided public spotlight. In fact, Stringer didn’t publicly acknowledge the PSN hack or reach out to customers for almost two weeks after the initial breach. For one of the world’s largest media companies suffering from one of the most sophisticated and brazen data breaches this decade, it’s simply unacceptable.

What’s your opinion? Did Sony handle themselves as they should have? Are the “Welcome Back” packages and freebies enough? Spill your souls inside…
 
Source: Reuters

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