Concerns about Zoom session security can be addressed by implementing some basic, best practices when scheduling your session.
Protect Your Sessions from Uninvited Guests
- Sessions with all UBalt attendees. Configure your session to require authentication . This is ideal for UBalt classes or meetings with UBalt community members only. All attendees will be required to authenticate using their UBalt credentials. Do not use this setting if you want to have guest speakers in your class.
- Sessions with attendees from different organizations
- Password protect a session . This requires you to provide the password to attendees.
- Require registration .
- Use the waiting room feature , which will allow you to admit attendees to the session.
The security icon in the host’s meeting controls
The meeting host will now have a Security icon in their meeting controls, which combines all of Zoom’s existing in-meeting security controls into one place.
- Locking the meeting
- Enabling Waiting Room. Users can also now enable Waiting Room in a meeting, even if the feature was turned off before the start of the meeting.
- Take away participants permissions to share screen or content
- Additional Zoom security information.
Additional Steps to Limit Disruptive Attendees
Various features in Zoom can prepare you to handle unexpected disruptions. They include:
- locking down the chat room
- removing a specific participant
- muting attendees
- using a random meeting ID instead of your personal meeting ID
- avoid posting your personal meeting ID/Zoom link on any public pages
Regularly Check Your Zoom Client for Updates
Zoom releases regular updates to the desktop and mobile device clients. Keep your desktop client current. If you are using the web client only, you do not need to take steps to update the software. For detailed update instructions, visit this Zoom page.