Revealed: Sony's plan to fortify its lost Network

Revealed: Sony's plan to fortify its lost Network

By Rob Crossley

May 13th 2011 at 11:12AM

Wide-ranging security measures offer insight into the PSN's delayed return

Sony has detailed ambitious plans to protect its PlayStation Network from future hacks.

New measures include a complete migration of its servers to a new data centre, encryption enhancements and automated software monitoring.

A list of the improvements can be found below.

The new measures follow the embarrassing PSN data breach that last month threw the firm’s online plans into disarray.

Over 100 million accounts had been compromised. Sony has apologised for its lacking security measures.

The new security improvements are outlined in a letter sent from Sony’s publisher relations boss Rob Dyer, which has been published in full on IndustryGamers.

SONY’S SECURITY PLAN

 
• Adding additional automated software monitoring and configuration management to help defend against new attacks.

• Enhanced levels of data protection and encryption, as well as additional penetration and vulnerability testing.

• Enhanced capabilities to detect software intrusions within the network, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns.

• Implementation of additional firewalls.

• Expediting a planned move of the system to a new data centre in a different location with enhanced security.

• Appointment of a new Chief Information Security Officer.

Dyer added: “Although no company is immune, we are confident our consumer data will be protected by some of the best security measures available today.”

The PlayStation Network is set to return before the end of May.