SideChannel Inc. (OTCQB: SDCH) CEO Brian Haugli was one of several cybersecurity experts quoted in a recent PEW article reporting on the fact that at least 18 state governors have banned the use of the social media app TikTok on government devices. The article, titled “Governors’ TikTok Bans Make Sense, Cybersecurity Experts Say,” note that the state leaders are concerned about potential security risks because the app is owned by a Chinese company and may be used to collect data from users’ devices. The article contains quotes from numerous cybersecurity experts in support of the action, which could be viewed as political; all the states making the decision were led by Republican governors. Some governors took further action, banning other Chinese-owned apps and products such as WeChat, QQWallet and AliPay. Haugli was also quoted in an online article published by The Information titled “TikTok Owner Now Aiming to Expand into U.S. Enterprise Software Market.” In addition, the PEW article noted that bipartisan action had been taken on the federal level, with the U.S. Senate unanimously passing a bill that would prohibit federal employees from using TikTok on government-owned devices. “TikTok can access your camera and phone, the Wi-Fi connection, contacts, GPS, storage. It can read what you are doing and the things you’ve done,” said SideChannel CEO Brian Haugli in the article. “That thing can tell you where your eyeballs are looking.”
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.
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