You’ve likely read in the news recently about security concerns related to Zoom and “Zoom-bombing”. In response to this, on April 5th, Zoom enforced some security changes to enable the waiting room feature and require additional password settings for Basic and Free accounts to reduce the risk of “Zoom Bombers”.

Here are a few other tips we recommend enabling to help protect your Zoom meetings:

  1. Make sure to require passwords for all Zoom events (learn more)
  2. Ensure waiting room feature is enabled for all Meetings and Webinars (learn more)
  3. Always share meeting passwords securely – don’t put passwords on the internet or any other public locations
  4. Two-factor authentication – leveraging two-factor authentication for Zoom adds an important layer of additional protection (learn more)
  5. Manage participants – have a single host assigned to manage participants allowing control over the use of screen sharing, cameras and muting (learn more)
  6. Beware of Zoom related phishing attacks – attackers are using email phishing tactics to lead people to malicious sites to download malware or enter credentials. Always make sure to check the validity of an email link
  7. Due to lack of proper encryption, we recommend not sharing confidential files through Zoom

Microsoft Teams can be a good alternative to Zoom and is included with most Microsoft 365 subscriptions. For more information on Microsoft Teams download our user guide below.

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If you have questions or need assistance with any of these recommendations, or others, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you navigate this changing landscape of working from home and different technologies.