21 December 2014
Sony Group Chief Information Security Officer
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To: Seligman, Nicole, [Sony Entertainment President]
From: "Seligman, Nicole"
Subject: Information Security and Privacy News
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:50:00 -0400
Cc: Hirai, "Kazuo," <Yoshida>, "Kenichiro," <Saito>, "Tadashi
(HONSHA)," <Nemoto>, "Shoji," <Suzuki>, "Kunimasa,"
<Fujita>, "Kunitaka," <Kambe>, "Shiro (HQ)," <House>, "Andrew,"
Dear All --
I write to let you know that Phil Reitinger, our Sony Group CISO [Chief
Information Security Officer], has decided to move on from this position
to take on a new set of challenges. Phil joined us from the US Department
of Homeland Security in 2011 and has done an exceptional job for the last
three years, working with you all and defining and leading our information
security and privacy efforts. I, and I know many others, are extremely grateful
for his extraordinary hard work and great accomplishment on our behalf over
this period. Although I will miss working with Phil daily, at our request
he will continue to support our efforts for some time in a consulting role.
I am pleased to announce that John Scimone has been chosen to step into
Phils shoes as CISO. John has been a key part of the Sony information
security team for several years and is a globally recognized subject matter
expert. He joined Sony from the US Department of Defense, where he had held
a number of leadership positions, most recently in the Office of the U.S.
Secretary of Defense, where he was the director of security operations for
the Secretary's communications office. While at Sony John has worked to establish
a cohesive information security architecture, shepherding such key efforts
as establishing the Global Security Catalog and launching Secure@Sony. Please
join me in welcoming John to his new role.
Phils separate note to all of you follows just below.
Friends and Colleagues --
After a career of working in larger organizations, including three government
agencies and two large companies, I have decided the time has come to do
something more entrepreneurial, after taking a bit of time off.
I have greatly enjoyed working for Sony and Nicole for the last three years.
I have learned more than I could have imagined, and that is primarily because
the things you have taught me from technical matters through risk
leaving Sony in good hands. As Nicole has told you, John Scimone will take
over as CISO and ensure that the work that you have undertaken continues
and expands. I know you will support him as you have supported me.
In addition, my relationship with Sony will continue. I will continue providing
advice and assistance to John and Nicole as required.
My last day will be September 5.
You are an amazing group of people and working with you is both fun and a