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Video Conferencing – Avoid Installing Meeting Programs When Possible

CEOs and Executives: Avoid installing video conferencing software on your computer just because some other company tells you to. When you launch video conferencing programs, many of them ask you to install a program or app on your computer or device. What if the program is a virus? Continue reading ‘Video Conferencing – Avoid Installing Meeting Programs When Possible’


Two-Step Logon – You Only Need to do it Once

Using two-step logon is one of the best things you can do to keep unauthorized people from logging into your account. Use the checkbox to “remember this device” Continue reading ‘Two-Step Logon – You Only Need to do it Once’


Zoom Security Settings – The Concise Details

Zoom has many security settings. This is a detailed but concise guide to the settings and how they work.
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Zoom Security Issues – Protect Yourself

Every business is concerned and should be, about cybersecurity during online meetings. Due to its popularity, Zoom is an attractive target for the bad actors. There are hundreds, maybe more, people working all the time to break Zoom’s security. Continue reading ‘Zoom Security Issues – Protect Yourself’


Zoom Security – Follow Along to Set Security Settings

Update: The information in this video is applicable and useful now. As of April 27, Zoom v5.0 is making security improvements and moving settings. Once Zoom’s settings are stable, we’ll update this video. The video applies to the paid version of Zoom. Login to the Zoom website to set your security settings.

This video is for non-technical people who need to make Zoom more secure today. So, if that’s you, open up your zoom account settings on your screen, and keep this video where you can see it side-by-side. Pause the video when you need to. Continue reading ‘Zoom Security – Follow Along to Set Security Settings’


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: Continue reading ‘Make your Zoom Secure’


Alert Your Team – USB Devices, Login Prompts, and Apps

Warn your users about three ways attackers continue to exploit the COVID-19 crisis: Continue reading ‘Alert Your Team – USB Devices, Login Prompts, and Apps’


Plan Now for Slow Internet and Dropped Phone Calls

Prepare now for slow Internet speeds and dropped mobile phone calls. Some customers report that their remote workers experience slow Internet speeds. The sheer number of people working from home, and others watching videos at home, is causing the Internet to experience slowdowns similar to traffic during rush hour. Continue reading ‘Plan Now for Slow Internet and Dropped Phone Calls’


Warn Your Workers about Attacker Decoy Tactics

Alert your workers to be on guard looking for fake, decoy websites about coronavirus, Continue reading ‘Warn Your Workers about Attacker Decoy Tactics’