TikTok’s Chief Security Officer to Step Down

WASHINGTON—TikTok’s chief security officer will step back from that role in September, the company said Friday, in a move the company said wasn’t related to widening concerns in Washington over the security risks posed by the popular short-video app.

Roland Cloutier, global chief security officer for the video-sharing app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., will stay on as a strategic adviser focused on the business impact of security programs, the company said.  He will be replaced on an interim basis by Kim Albarella, currently Tiktok’s global head of security risk, vendor and client assurance.