TikTok, the video-sharing focused social networking service, is set to open a new cybersecurity hub in Dublin as part of efforts to “stay ahead of next-generation security threats.” The TikTok Dublin Cybersecurity Hub will be the first location for what it calls “regional fusion hubs” around the world, to help the company respond to security incidents in real time, 24 hours a day.
TikTok Dublin Cybersecurity Hub
The centre will provide more than 50 new jobs.
The platform’s chief security officer, Roland Cloutier, said the hubs were TikTok’s next step in ensuring security is “built in from the ground up.”
“When people use TikTok, we know they are entrusting us with their data and we take our duty to protect that data very seriously,” he said.
Our global security organization operates with a ‘follow the sun’ approach
“Our global security organization operates with a ‘follow the sun’ approach so that people in teams around the world are always focused on protecting people’s information and ensuring that our next-generation entertainment platform can anticipate and stay ahead of next-generation security threats. “
Cloutier said the Dublin site “will advance our threat discovery on the platform to protect our community; accelerate the delivery of next-generation cyber threat monitoring and bring together cyber investigations and task forces to tackle digital crime. ”
He added that while these latest security efforts will be carried out from a center in the US, the Irish center will play a “critical role” in helping the platform to “identify, assess and eliminate risks” to the platform and its users.
The video-sharing giant already has other Ireland-based hubs, including a Trust and Safety Center and a Center for Transparency and Accountability.