April 7, 2020

Avoiding Zoom Meeting Security Headaches

If you’re using Zoom for your meetings, there are some steps you and your colleagues can take to ensure the security of your online meetings.

Zoom usage has ballooned “overnight” According to their blog,

 “over 90,000 schools across 20 countries that have taken us up on our offer to help children continue their education remotely. To put this growth in context, as of the end of December last year, the maximum number of daily meeting participants, both free and paid, conducted on Zoom was approximately 10 million. In March this year, we reached more than 200 million daily meeting participants, both free and paid.”


With the up-tick in users, comes an increase in security issues. To keep you safe, let’s take some precautions:

1) Software Updates – make sure EVERYBODY’s running the latest version of Zoom and don’t ignore those patches and updates.

2) Waiting Room – Use the Waiting Room feature so that the participants can’t join until you open it up.

3) Limit Screen Sharing – make sure you know the content of who is sharing what and keep things brief and to the point.

4) Random passwords – while it’s more convenient to use the id/pw you’ve used for EVERY meeting, having a randomly generated pw keeps things more secure.

5) Replace old equipment – if your laptop can’t update to the latest version, it’s time to trade it in. Destroy your old device safely and securely with the help of Ship n Destroy.