Almost overnight, video conferencing solution Zoom was adopted by millions of businesses in response to the new work from home measures enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoom’s rapid growth has brought to light the company’s less than stellar security practices. From using substandard encryption methods to flaws that can allow attackers to eavesdrop on private conferences, there is a lot of room for improvement with Zoom in areas most users don’t think about.

As Zoom continues to work to improve the security of their service, here are 10 steps you can take to maintain the security of your next meeting. Read the full article here on zdnet.com.

  1. Password Protect your meeting – an easy first step!
  2. Authenticate Users – only allow signed-in users to participate.
  3. Adjust Join Before Host settings – do not allow others to join a meeting before the host.
  4. Lock down your meeting – lock your meeting as soon as every expected participant has arrived.
  5. Turn off participant screen sharing – disable the ability for meeting attendees to share their screens.
  6. Use a randomly generated meeting ID – and do not share your personal ID publicly.
  7. Use waiting rooms – screen participants before they are allowed to enter a meeting.
  8. Avoid file sharing – Zoom has recently disabled this feature due to a “potential security vulnerability.”
  9. Remove nuisance attendees – it’s easy to remove attendees from a meeting under the “Participants” tab
  10. Check for updates – make sure you have the latest build of the Zoom software.

Don’t get caught off guard by an attack, we recommend implementing these strategies if you’re using Zoom. For assistance in securing your Zoom meeting, please reach out to us