5. Getting social 

TikTok plans to share information from the National Cyber Security Alliance resource library to introduce its young user base to careers in cybersecurity. The social media company’s global chief security officer, Roland Cloutier, already posts from an account called TikTokTips, which has attracted millions of followers.

“From our focus, as we continue to head back to school, we’re trying to take that opportunity with the NCSA’s focus to inspire next-gen practitioners and have this pipeline and get kids to think about careers in security and privacy,” he told EdScoop in August. “What we want to see is young people understand the opportunities in cyber.”

Nearly half of TikTok users are under 30, according to March 2021 data platform Statista, and is one of the most-used social media apps in the world.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He’s reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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