PSN: “Sony Could Learn From Microsoft” – Analyst
A global IT security expert has this morning stated that "Sony could learn a few lessons from Microsoft" amid the current PSN crisis.
Phil Lieberman, CEO and founder of Lieberman Software issued a statement this morning in reaction to the PSN outage.
"Taking a baseball bat to a hornet’s nest is never an advisable strategy," Lieberman explained, "Sony’s strategy in defending its intellectual property was heavy handed and has triggered the “nuclear option” with those that it engaged. Perhaps Sony could learn a few lessons from Microsoft in how it has handled Xbox 360 and Kinect intellectual property."
The statement continues, "You can be sure that the CIO and CSO at Sony responsible for this situation will probably not be fired or held accountable for their poor decisions. Similarly, the auditor responsible for the Sony account will similarly (in all probability and looking at these situations historically) not be held accountable."
"The loss of your personal information will (not likely) be nothing more than a “cost of doing business” for this type of company-you will take the pain and they will take a hit to their reputation (maybe)."
Sony now expects PSN to be back up by 4 May.