TikTok to educate people about cybersecurity

Thursday 25 August 2022 09:51 CET | News

TikTok has launched a new cyber safety awareness campaign to inform people on the dangers of online interactions.


First off, on its new cybersecurity push, TikTok has partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) to develop a new interactive cybersecurity toolkit for individuals. It includes links to a range of apps and education resources on key cybersecurity concerns, which could be a way to encourage people to be more proactive in monitoring for potential threats.

The company has also published a new one-page overview on how people can improve their online security process. As an extension of this, TikTok is also looking to raise awareness of cybersecurity jobs, and in particular, the need for more diverse representation in the cybersecurity industry.

TikTok rolls out a new cyber safety awareness campaign to inform people on the dangers of online interactions.

Bonding with the cybersecurity sector

In a statement, TikTok’s officials stated that they believe it’s important to help bring representation into the cybersecurity industry through programmes designed to diversify, educate, and empower. With over 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs unfilled across the fast-growing cybersecurity sector (according to research conducted by by Cybersecurity Ventures), TikTok is championing a new #SeeYourselfinCyber initiative from the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA).

The programme aims to connect more people from under-represented communities to jobs in cybersecurity, with a view to maximising representation and resonance with all different user groups.

TikTok has been working to build stronger ties with the cybersecurity sector, with the platform also becoming a founding sponsor of the US Cyber Games in 2021. TikTok also promotes various cybersecurity career pushes and initiatives, with these combined efforts seemingly part of a broader push to better ingratiate itself with US security officials and alleviate concerns around its data gathering processes.

Increasing transparency

TikTok has also vowed to provide more open access to its algorithms and moderation processes, amid ongoing allegations that its systems are subject to manipulation by the Chinese Government. TikTok has repeatedly stated that this isn’t the case, but lingering concerns remain, and will likely continue so long as the CCP continues to butt heads with other regional authorities.

By pushing its own cybersecurity initiatives, that could be a way to soften this element, while also helping to promote cybersecurity jobs and encourage greater participation.

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Keywords: cybersecurity, fraud prevention, data protection, data breaches, data privacy
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Companies: TikTok
Countries: United States
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Fraud & Financial Crime


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