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Government TikTok Bans and Cyber Threats — ICYMI

Nationally recognized cybersecurity thought leader Dan Lohrmann joins ICYMI to discuss the potential impacts and likely outcome of current government efforts to ban the TikTok social media app.

TikTok has recently found itself in the crosshairs of the federal government, but now more than half of states have banned the app on state devices as well.

Is this heightened scrutiny specific to TikTok’s ties to the Chinese government, or a sign of things to come as international applications gain momentum in the U.S.?

Should state and local agencies be thinking more broadly about guidance for social media, data use and privacy in general?

Nationally recognized cybersecurity thought leader Dan Lohrmann gives his take on the issue, including the underlying risks that agencies are trying to mitigate as well as a discussion of the issues of personal social media and freedom of speech that are involved and advice for agencies navigating these concerns.



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Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As President, Haisler drives exponential growth, implements new ideas and promotes a corporate culture that rewards creativity. Read his full bio.
Joseph Morris is the Chief Innovation Officer of <i>Government Technology's</i> parent company e.Republic and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.