In 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
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.
- Classroom Management in Zoom
- Zoom Online Class Policies
- How to Prevent Zoombombing
- Use a unique URL that is not posted in public places, social media, etc.
- Avoid using your personal meeting ID that might be well known.
- Require a password to sign in to your Zoom session.