Make your Zoom Secure

Tomorrow (Friday) morning, expect a completed guide that is quick for you to implement to lock down your Zoom security. Get started now on a few settings:

To help prevent an attacker logging into your Zoom account, enable two-step login. Once activated, then when you log in, you’ll enter your password along with a separate numerical code. Rather than sending the code as a text message, Zoom uses a more secure approach and requires you to use a passcode generator app. To configure two-step login, go into your account settings. Scroll down until you see the word Admin in the left-hand column, click on Advanced and then click the security option. Scroll down the main window until you see Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication. Enable the option. Sign out of Zoom and sign back in to complete the installation. Follow the prompts to associate your authentication app with Zoom.

When you schedule a meeting, for Meeting ID setting, select Generate Automatically. I’ll explain why soon, know that you need to keep your Personal Meeting ID private except for a few people you trust.

Zoom permits you to choose whether or not to require passwords for your meetings. In most cases, you should require a password. As long as someone gets the meeting notice you send them, they won’t even need the password because the password gets imbedded into the meeting invitation. However, embedding the passphrase inside the invitation exposes you to a risk. If an unauthorized person obtains the invitation, they too can authenticate to your meeting without needing to know the password.

One of the best security features is a tool called Waiting Room. Tomorrow’s tool will show how to set it up quickly. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive the links for a powerful experience tomorrow and a concise video on Monday morning.


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