TikTok a National Security Threat?

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr recently called for a US ban on the social media app TikTok. The proposal is based on concerns that TikTok’s China-based employees can access information on US users. 

We’re not here to spoil your dance challenges or adorable pet memes, but we are here to remind you of the importance of protecting your data!

CIA TikTok Threat Database Dog

Data Protection Best Practices

Between data breaches and marketing companies selling your info to the highest bidder, it can feel like privacy is impossible in the digital age. Still, there are steps you can take to protect your most sensitive data.

Be wary of free apps – “If you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” Free apps and games offer services for free, often in exchange for selling your data.
Keep sensitive info off public Wi-Fi – Public Wi-Fi can be an open hunting ground for hackers. Avoid banking and shopping while on public networks.
Don’t send personal info over email or text – Even the smartest cybersecurity professionals fall victim to phishing scams. Reputable people and businesses don’t ask for SSN numbers, banking info, or other personal info over email or text.

Miss our latest webinar?

Last week’s lunch and learn, What is SASE? Beyond the Buzzword was packed with information on one of the fastest growing security frameworks. 

For the first time, we’ve uploaded the recording of the webinar to view at your convenience! The video is well worth the watch if you have:

  • Remote workers to protect
  • Applications in the cloud
  • Plans to migrate more to the cloud in the future

Your Technology Partner,

The LeeShanok Team

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