Important Changes to Zoom Security

ITS and CAE are aware of and continue to monitor recent news regarding Zoom security concerns.

Unauthorized access to Zoom sessions (aka "Zoombombing") have driven many of these recent concerns.  While Zoom's recent growth has highlighted the need for continued security improvements, we believe Zoom's security model, with enhanced configuration settings, remains appropriate for most needs. 

To that end, we will be enabling passwords as a default setting for all new AppState Zoom meetings starting next Monday (4/13).

Here are a few important items related to this change:

  • This change only impacts new meetings added via the Zoom client or Google Calendar. 

  • Zoom meeting links created through AsULearn have the ‘Add Password’ feature within AsULearn settings.

  • To add protections to previously scheduled recurring meetings via Google Calendar, you will need to delete and recreate the meetings with new Zoom links. 

  • Directly invited guests will not need to enter passwords to join new protected meetings as links will contain needed security information.

  • The most updated information on securing your Zoom Meetings and Classes can be found at Keep Working and Keep Teaching, respectively.

When prompted, always install the latest update to your Zoom client.  The latest update provides the host with a new security feature in the toolbar to quickly lock meetings once invited guests have joined (see image below).

Zoom Security Settings Button.jpg

ITS and CAE will continue to work on improving the overall usability of this platform in the coming days.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to the ITS Help Desk at 262-6266 or submit a support ticket online at tech.appstate.edu

Zoom Security Features
Published: Apr 8, 2020 5:16pm

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