As part Cyber Security Awareness Month, TikTok has launched a new “Be Cybermart” campaign, which aims to help users learn more about online security and avoid fraud and hackers on the Internet.
I mean, acting isn’t exactly top-notch, but that’s not the point either – the idea of the campaign is to raise awareness of key cyber security threats and get TikTok users to consider various elements that could compromise the security of their account.
The new incentive will allow TikTok to share a range of tips via their @TikTokTips account.
As TikTok explained:
“The series will feature creators and employees of TikTok, including TikTok Chief Security Officer Roland Cloutier and a moderately successful touring comedian @alex_falcone telling stories about cyber crimes and how to do it #BeCyberSmart. ”
This could serve as a good reminder for TikTok users to improve their security processes, which, as we increasingly rely on online tools for all aspects of our daily activities, are an important element, and this will become even more so in the future.
Indeed, as the pandemic inspires a new shift toward work from home, cybersecurity must also become a greater focus. There is already a strong argument that digital literacy and security should be built into every school curriculum, and as more and more activities are linked to our online identities, and with these changes fraud develops, the need for such education only becomes more pressing over time.
As such, it’s good to see TikTok put more pressure on this element, which, given its popularity among younger audiences, could have a big impact.
In addition to a new series of video tips, TikTok is also working with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to facilitate further education and interest in cybersecurity initiatives, including a partnership with the NSCA at Library on education and career on the library.
This would, ideally, help provoke greater interest in cybersecurity careers, while TikTok is now the main sponsor of the annual Cyber Games, helping to provide greater support for cybersecurity education.
Again, this is a key element in our digital society in development, and by taking advantage of the popularity of TikTok it could be a good way to increase awareness of cyber security threats and interest more users in related careers.
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