As we continue to use Zoom for online calls and webinars we need to be increasingly vigilant to avoid security breaches or ‘Zoombombing’ which has increased across the UK and globally.
Take a look at the top tips from the British Chambers of Commerce events team, in terms of what they are doing to ensure we look after our virtual events:
- Turn off the function that allows guests to change their name themselves
- Don’t allow participants to share their screen. If you have an external speaker who needs to, make them a co-host during their presentation and then revert back to a participant
- You may also want to disable virtual backgrounds for participants as this could be used for sharing inappropriate images
- Have a team member co-host the call with you for support and to help keep an eye on things
- Make sure you know who is joining your call in advance and check anyone you are unsure of
- Approve registrations before sending the log on details and password to participants
- Close registration 1 hour in advance so that people can’t continue to register at the last minute
- Once everyone is on the call, lock the room. You should notify approved participants that this will happen 5 minutes after the call starts
Take a look at the best practice security guide from Zoom.