Dealing with uninvited guests is not something that many of us think about when it comes to video conferencing. However, with the rapid shift to remote working, it’s a worrying trend that is being exploited by opportunists every day - but so far, the main focus has been on one application.
Your video conferencing security checklist
Within your Zoom account settings you are offered a wide range of options to customise your privacy experience - so it’s important to understand how to set-up the tool to minimise your risk. It’s likely that Zoom won’t be the only video conferencing platform to be targeted, so if you use another tool, these precautions are equally as valid. Our checklist below provides 5 of the key measures you can take to hold more secure video calls.
If you want to go further, Zoom provides a whole host of other measures you can take within its comprehensive suite of settings. Click on any of these links for details from the Zoom support pages.
- Allow only signed-in users to join
- Lock the meeting
- Remove unwanted or disruptive participants
- Turn off annotation
- Prevent participants from screen sharing
- Put participants on hold
- Disable video
- Mute participants
- Disable private chat