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InvestorNewsBreaks – SideChannel Inc. (SDCH) CEO Featured in Presentations Covering TikTok as a Security Threat and Cybersecurity in the Cannabis Industry
December 12, 2022

InvestorNewsBreaks – SideChannel Inc. (SDCH) CEO Featured in Presentations Covering TikTok as a Security Threat and Cybersecurity in the Cannabis Industry

SideChannel Inc. (OTCQB: SDCH) CEO Brian Haugli was a guest on LiveNOW from Fox with host Josh Breslow. During the interview, Haugli and Breslow discussed concerns about TikTok and its potential impact on national security. According to the interview, some are concerned that TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance, provides the Chinese government with access to its user data; that data can then be used for questionable purposes. The U.S. government is looking at banning TikTok and other Chinese-owned apps based on the possibility of national security issues. “The fact that TikTok is owned by a company. . . that is headquartered in China, and due to how the CCP, Chinese Communist Party, works with or controls the corporations that exist within China, that’s really the cybersecurity issue, or really the national security issue for the United States to take seriously and consider some type of actions on to either curb its usage or its influence on the citizens of the United states,” said SideChannel CEO Brian Haugli during the interview. “The thinking that I would have. . . are that the Chinese government is influencing ByteDance or controlling ByteDance and its ability to monitor what’s happening on phones that have TikTok installed. And that’s where, to me, a risk really exists.”

In the second presentation, Haugli also discussed security issues—this time cybersecurity concerns—in a growing market: cannabis. He pointed out that in states where cannabis has been legalized, several operations within the industry should take a close look at cybersecurity, specifically agricultural, manufacturing and distribution. “All of these within this manufacturing space are now what we have been calling OT, operational technology,” Haugli stated. “And this is an ever-growing concerning area within cybersecurity because these systems are routinely, as we’ve seen, don’t have security built in them. . . an area to really start thinking about.

To view the full presentations, visit https://ibn.fm/ePJFk and https://ibn.fm/nK6I5

About SideChannel Inc.

SideChannel is committed to creating top-tier cybersecurity programs for mid-market companies to help them protect their assets. SideChannel employs what it believes to be skilled and experienced talent to harden these companies’ defenses against cybercrime, in its many forms. SideChannel’s team of C-suite level information security officers possess a combined experience of more than 400 years in the industry. To date, SideChannel has created more than 50 multilayered cybersecurity programs for its clients. For more information about the company, please visit www.SideChannel.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SDCH are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/SDCH

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