Today we’re talking to Roland Cloutier, the Global Chief Security Officer at Tik Tok. And we discuss what it takes to secure one of the world’s largest entertainment platforms. Why Roland prioritizes hiring mission-driven talent, spanning engineering, security, safety, and privacy, and the various techniques TikTok employs to protect its diverse user base. 

All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! 

Check out TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com

About Roland Cloutier:

As Global Chief Security Officer of TikTok, Roland Cloutier brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection and security leadership to one of the world’s leading media, social, and technology companies. He oversees the company’s information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative-security operations worldwide. Before joining TikTok in 2020, Cloutier spent about 10 years as CSO at payroll-services firm ADP. Prior to ADP, he was CSO at data-storage vendor EMC (now owned by Dell). Cloutier started his career with over a decade of service to the US Air Force and US Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs. In 2015, he authored and published a business book, “Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer.”

About TikTok:

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video and our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. The platform is a home for creative expression through videos that create a genuine, inspiring, and joyful experience. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.



Read more about Joel

Reach out to Joel

If Joel can be helpful to you, send him a message
or schedule a meeting.

Send Message Schedule Meeting
Fresh CTO Content 24/7

Fresh CTO Content 24/7

Join our mailing list to receive relevant content hot off the press.

You have Successfully Subscribed!