TikTok announced that cybersecurity expert and security industry veteran Roland Cloutier will join the company as CISO.
Cloutier joins TikTok from ADP where he also served as Chief Security Officer, overseeing the company's cyber, information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management and investigative security operations worldwide.
Cloutier has more than 30 years of experience in cybersecurity and law enforcement, including more than a decade serving the United States Air Force, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Following his time in military and government service, Cloutier worked both as a private sector consultant and senior corporate executive at a number of organizations in the technology sector.
Cloutier was recognized as Security magazine's Most Influential People in Security in 2014.
Cloutier said, "It is a privilege to join TikTok's talented team as the company continues its amazing journey of building a vibrant global community. There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to serve in the security field. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at TikTok to develop the solutions required to protect our hundreds of millions of users and creators around the world."
In addition to his professional experience, Cloutier is also a published author of numerous articles on various security topics, as well as a book, "Becoming a Global Chief Security Officer," which provides rising security leaders valuable insights into how to better serve their organizations in the fast-changing security space.