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Box Brings In Security Execs To Help Shore Up Image

Cloud storage vendor Box has hired two experienced security executives to shore up its corporate image and (it hopes) lure more enterprise customers.

Justin Somaini, former chief information security officer at Yahoo, is now Box's chief trust officer, and Niall Wall, former vice president and general manager at Symantec, is Box's senior vice president of business development.

Somaini, who has also worked at Symantec in the past and is credited with starting Yahoo's security program from scratch, says he'll focus on ensuring Box is responsive to any outages that occur. "There's no question about it that Box is already concerned about availability; it's one of the top priorities if not the top priority within the company," Somaini told CRN.


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