TikTok May Be a Data Security Issue For Your Business


TikTok safety and security
TikTok and cybersecurity

TikTok is the short-video platform that has risen in popularity among Gen-Z teens. It’s a way to stay connected by sharing personal video clips. News has continued to surface, citing the data security issues with TikTok, with some countries, including the United States and India, considering banning the application altogether.

Recently, businesses began implementing security controls for employees. Some are mandating they uninstall the TikTok app from any device with access to their company email and information. This is coming from the growing concern that the app presents significant security concerns. As a result, TikTok is accused of pulling user data from other applications, accounts. To top it off, even copying information on users’ clipboards housed on their devices occurs.

The most significant risk to companies is that the data that TikTok is accessing can become subject to cyber hackers. Your employees could be unintentionally putting the organization’s data at risk.

While the research is still developing on the data security issues presented by TikTok, here’s what we do know. It is still unclear whether users should consider leaving the application for good. The best recommendation at this point is to advise your employees to use their best discretion when it comes to accessing company information on devices and even adding security measures to avoid the use of potentially malicious applications on company-issued devices.

For more information on how to keep your employees and business data safe, contact 1R Technologies today for a free IT assessment.