Zoom Meeting Security
Posted by Skye Nguyen, Last modified by Terry Holloway on 29 May 2020 10:07 AM
Description: Learn what zoom bombing is how to prevent and stop it during a meeting.
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Zoom Meeting Security
Zoom meeting security is essential to keeping unwanted visitors out of your meeting and minimizing disruption. We recommend that you make sure your internet browser and the zoom client are always up to date. This will ensure you have the most current security settings and features available.
Public Meetings and Class Sessions
If you post your meeting information on a website or share it via email, there’s a chance that the link could be accessed or shared with someone you don’t want in your meeting. If you need to share your meeting link publicly, try to remember the following:
Require a password
For an added level of security, you can require a password for students to access your meetings. When you’re scheduling a meeting, you’ll see Require meeting password in the meeting options.
To enable a meeting password:
Restrict Access to Authorized Users Only
This setting is available when scheduling meetings and restricts access to only authenticated users who are signed in to Zoom with their lanecc.edu or my.lanecc.edu login. Check the box next to Only authenticated users can join: lanecc.edu and my.lanecc.edu ONLY.
There’s already enough on your plate without having to micromanage your participants. Fortunately, there are a few tips that will actually help you manage normal participants and also help you when you have an unwanted guest.
Chat is a very useful feature, but also a place for distracting side conversations. You can disable the chat if it is distracting or getting out of control.
Managing video and screen sharing
By default, Zoom now defaults to only the Host having access to share their screen. This is a positive step in reducing disruptions, but means you have to take a few extra steps to enable sharing with participants you want to interact with.
Using Waiting Rooms
Waiting rooms are a way to give you more control over who joins your meeting and when. You will need to select Enable waiting room when you schedule a meeting.
Then, when you’re in a meeting, you’ll see a notice in the participants window that shows when students are waiting to join.
With a waiting room, you can:
If you have waiting rooms enabled, you can also send someone back to the waiting room. It’s much like putting someone on hold.
Using the Security Button
Zoom recently added a Security button to the bottom of the toolbar. This panel provides quick access to turn on/off several security settings. It is suggested to not allow students to Share Screen, Chat, or Rename Themselves for optimal security and control.
Reporting a Zoom Bombing Incident
If you encounter individuals accessing your zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
For further help, click on Live Help, leave a ticket, or contact:
Academic Technology Center