Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
TikTok says no, senators, we’re not under China’s thumb
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Famous social media app TikTok is now a potential threat to national security said US law makers last week. Both senators Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday sent out a letter to the Acting Director of National Intelligence (Joseph Maguire). They asked him to look into what national security risks the app TikTok and other China-owned apps may bring to America. TikTok’s parent company (Bytedance) is a private startup based in Beijing that was valued at about $75 billion as of July 2019. Most of that income is from TikTok and the Chinese equivalent (Douyin). TikTok has been downloaded in the US more than 110 million times according to recent studies. One Chinese doctor stated that the kids who use the app are so addicted and poured their lives into the app that it is extremely unhealthy. It is also becoming unsafe because people are trying to pull off very unsafe acts to grab everyone attention to become TikTok famous and get the most likes. The threat assessment report claimed that China was the most active nation state when it comes to cyberespionage against the US government. The government has already taken steps to limit some potential dangers posed by the Chinese company Huawei.
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