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Update on Zoom security features

zoomIn the past week, there has been a lot of news coverage regarding Zoom and security. Zoom is considered a best-in-class web conferencing platform because of its ease of use, cross-platform availability, and full features, including chat, screen sharing, recording, audio transcription, and being device-agnostic.

Eric Yuan, Zoom Founder, and CEO, in a message to users, identified security features that Zoom staffers fixed and those Zoom is actively addressing. What Zoom has done includes:

  • Developed a guide to address privacy issues
  • Clarified information on Zoom and encryption
  • Updated and clarified their privacy policy – emphasized that they do not nor have they ever sold user’s data, do not monitor meetings or the contents of meetings, and comply with applicable federal laws including GDPR and CCPA

There is a  pop-up notification from Zoom when new mandatory or optional updates are available.  When you receive a notification, run the update.

Below are links to guides for best practices and some basics to protect a Zoom meeting.

To learn more about using Zoom at K-State, go to ksu.zoom.us.
Read the K-State Today article related to Zoombombing.
Yuan will hold a weekly webinar at noon CT on Wednesdays throughout April to provide security and privacy updates for users. According to Yuan, the growth of Zoom went from 10 million daily participants, both free and paid in December to more than 200 million daily participants, both free and paid in March.