Government has 9 tips that you must follow for ‘safe’ Zoom video meetings

Government has 9 tips that you must follow for ‘safe’ Zoom video meetings

Government has 9 tips that you must follow for ‘safe’ Zoom video meetings
The Zoom video-conferencing app has surely emerged as one of the biggest success stories of the coronavirus pandemic with over 200 million users globally. The biggest attractions of the Zoom app are ease of use, allows 100 people to chat simultaneously and free for the first 40 minutes. However, there are certain privacy and security concerns that puts personal data at risk. Recently, the Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have released a detailed advisory on use of the Zoom video-calling app. The advisory clarified that the Zoom platform should not be used by government officials for official purposes as it is not safe. The advisory also issued guidelines for safe usage of Zoom by private individuals for unofficial purposes only. Here are 9 tips that must follow for ‘safe’ Zoom video meetings.

​Enable waiting room feature in Zoom
Enable waiting room feature in Zoom, so others can enter only when host conducting meeting admits him

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Disable join before host feature in the settings menu of Zoom chat app

To avoid ‘zoombombing’, allowing Screen Sharing by the host only in Zoom meetings

Disable “Allow removed participants to re-join” to keep unwanted people away during meetings

Restrict or simple disabling file transfer option if not required during the Zoom meeting

Lock the Zoom meeting, once all attendees have joined

Restrict the Zoom meeting recording feature

Always end the meeting if you are an admin and do not just leave it

 

Source:- gadgetsnow

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