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Experts divided on security implications of DOJ's deal with Box

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    Security experts are divided about last week's decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to use Box for cloud-based document storage and collaboration.

    Putting potentially sensitive data into the cloud poses security and integration risks, some say.

    "Almost every enterprise and government agency will use more than one cloud service," said John Pescatore, director of emerging trends at SANS Institute.

    The biggest risk, he said, is problems coordinating an organizations' security processes with those of multiple cloud providers.

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    "Cloud services are by definition one to many," he said. "They don’t change their processes for each customer. Customers have to change."

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