Stringer: PSN "More Secure and Better Than Ever"

News has come out from the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, an annual consumer electronics show in Germany) that Sony's CEO is feeling very optimistic about PlayStation's future (via CNET). Howard Stringer told his audience that the PSN "is more secure and better than ever," concluding that the online service has "more than 3 million new customers since the Network came back online," and that "sales are exceeding what [Sony] had before the cyber-attacks."

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dark-hollow2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Good to see they are improving their security.
The post-psn hack security was a total joke for a big service that has 70 million members/accounts.

cyclonus0072607d ago

All of Sony's operations didn't operate under one security standard so after PSN went down, hackers went after everything Sony to kick them while they were down.

But, seriously, why did Stringer have to say anything about security? I bet hackers somewhere are hearing this and licking their lips as we speak.

tiffac0082607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Stringer was the one that restructured Sony meaning all the cut-backs aka spending decisions goes through him. So yeah he probably did have the decision on security as well.

Besides the restructuring effort, Stringer has not led Sony to any profit since he began his tenure. (I'm talking about the entire company not just the PS brand, which is probably the brightest spot in Sony right now)

So to me Sony will be better once someone replaces him because quite frankly I don't know if Stringer knows what he's doing.

RememberThe3572607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

@tiffac: Thats not a fair statement at all. Sony let Apple take the mobile market from them without even a fight and they were so big a bloated that the company couldn't adapt to changing markets fast enough. If anything Stringer is the best thing to happen to the company in a long time. IMO he saved them from a certain doom by changing the culture there and reorganizing the entire company. His decisions now have the potential to pay that company massive dividends in the future. He's positioning them brilliantly as not only a hardware company but also a content provider.

Sony hardware delivering Sony content = massive moola.

gamingdroid2607d ago

I think Stringers American way of doing things was good for the old and antiquated Japanese company. If it is bearing fruit is hard to say, because of the recession and the fact that Sony is being squeezed in their electronics business.

Electronics is a though business with razor thin profit margins. Probably among the top thinnest profit margins that tend to go for volume.

Apple is among the few that has a high profit margin....

dark-hollow2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Why the disagrees???
Sony CEO even admitted that the psn security was weak, or maybe n4g members knows better than SONY's CEO!!!

gamingdroid2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

"We have a network that gave people services free. It didn't seem like the likeliest place for an attack." -Stringer, CEO of Sony


"I really don't think I could apologize for not knowing. It's a whole new experience for everybody at this scale." -Stringer, CEO of Sony


There is no way Sony could have known there would be an attack despite hackers essentially openly scheduled the attack?

nickjkl2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

wait what

where does it say they were lax on security

i went all out on security system for my car and it got broken into and im trying to understand how it got bypassed

cyclonus0072607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

If their security was so weak, why did it take skilled hackers using multiple methods almost six years to crack?

dark-hollow2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

"If their security was so weak, why did it take skilled hackers using multiple methods almost six years to crack?"

It didn't took them that long!
You are confusing the ps3 jailbreak and the psn hack.

I know everything can be hacked in theory, but you gotta make those chances as minimum as possible!
Or else Facebook, google would've been hacked and get all it data compromised long time ago!

gamingdroid2607d ago

It's more than that, when you got a network like that it is more about monitoring so you can detect suspicious activity.

You can't be 100% secure ever due to the human factor, but you can devise systems that can detect those breaches when things are out of place.

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StayStatic2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Was quite amusing yer , so funny in fact i ended up buying a ps3 , i think it was planned publicity stunt ***puts on tin foil hat***

MidnytRain2607d ago

We're still talking about this?

MGRogue20172607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Let's hope so..

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