Tips for Teleconferencing Safely

If you are considering using ZOOM for online meetings, please make sure you’re following best practices for teleconferencing safely:

  • Do not make meetings or classrooms public. In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private: require a meeting password or use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
  • Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted publicly available social media post. Provide the link directly to specific people.
  • Manage screen-sharing options. In Zoom, change screen-sharing to “Host Only.”
  • Ensure users are using the updated version of remote access/meeting applications. In January 2020, Zoom updated their software. In their security update, the teleconference software provider added passwords by default for meetings and disabled the ability to randomly scan for meetings to join.
  • Lastly, ensure that your organization’s telework policy or guide addresses requirements for physical and information security.

Additional information and tips for teleconferencing safely can be found at this link:
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-teleconferencing-and-online-classroom-hijacking-during-covid-19-pandemic

As always, please contact us for any questions you might have.

Thank you,
Sam Heard
President, Data Integrity Services

2310 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33805
Phone: (863) 683-5845

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