TikTok Cybersecurity Hub in Dublin


TikTok has set up a new Cybersecurity hub in Dublin, Ireland and is also planning to do the same in Sydney, Australia by this year’s end.

Last year, the company that offers short video making and sharing service established its first Fusion Center in Washington DC to monitor, respond and analyze any content related issues as per the data privacy law commonly existing at the international level.

Thus, TikTok’s newly established cyber security center of Ireland will act as a central hub that will oversee data protection and privacy for the generated content of its European users.

“Our customer have invested their 100% trust in our company and we are doing our best to protect their data seriously,” said Roland Cloutier, the CSO of TikTok.

The company has also partnered with HackerOne, where it will hire security researchers who have excelled in the recently held bug-bounty program and will use their expertise to block the latest threats emerging in the current cyber landscape.

Note 1 – In August 2020, the then US President Donald Trump pronounced a ban on the use of TikTok app in the whole of United States as it was owned by the Chinese Company ByteDance that was storing all the content on the servers of China, thus posing as a threat to national security.

Note 2- Companies like Microsoft, Walmart, and Oracle tried to buy the American portion of TikTok, but because of the ban imposed by the trump administration, the acquisition deal couldn’t take place.

Note 3- In June 2021, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the ban imposed on TikTok app by Trump administration and appointed some officials from SecCom to investigate whether the app really posed as a national threat.

Note 4- The newly established security hub in Ireland will function as per the latest GDPR rules prevailing in Europe.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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