As we rely more on web conferencing platforms like Zoom, it's important to secure our meeting rooms -- but managing all of the meeting settings can seem overwhelming. Let's simplify...

3 Things You Need to Know

  1. Avoid Zoombombing.  "Zoombombing" occurs when uninvited guests show up in your session and present undesirable content to one or more participants. This can occur when Zoom URLs are shared publicly through social media and room permissions are unrestricted. Never post meeting URLs or passwords publicly.

    Secure Your Zoom Meeting

  1. Keep Your Zoom Client Updated. Zoom is regularly improving security measures. When prompted, download the latest version.

  1. Become Familiar with Zoom Security Settings. With some Zoom updates, new and improved security settings will be pushed to your account automatically. You may notice settings have changed (like Waiting Rooms enabled by  default). This is a good thing! Become familiar with the in-meeting Security options shown below. Here's a helpful Zoom Best Practices article from the Penn Almanac (2/23/21).

Still not sure?

  • Schedule a Zoom consult and we can walk through your default meeting settings with you to make sure your meetings are as secure as they can be.

  • Open a help request and ask us to review your default meeting settings and make recommendations or changes to improve security.

Find your default meeting settings via the Zoom web portal

Screen shot of Zoom meeting settings