Advice on securing Zoom calls

a couple of friends have been worried about using Zoom.

This is the advice I\’d seen and sent to them..


Taken from  – How to stop harassment on public Zoom calls
Before meeting, host changes Zoom settings:

  1. Turn on \”Waiting room\”
  2. Turn off \”Allow removed participants to re-join\”, \”Allow private chat\”, \”File transfer\”, \”Annotation\”, \”Whiteboard\”
  3. Set \”Screen sharing\” to \”Host only\”
  4. Schedule a meeting in Zoom with a random ID (do not use Personal Meeting ID)
  5. Recommended: Do not share Zoom link publicly, instead make people register with email address and email them the Zoom link
During meeting:

  1. Host assigns \”co-host\” status to a trusted person
  2. Co-host admits people from waiting room, removes harassers, does not admit suspicious people
  3. Host transfers host status to people who need to share screen
  4. Optional: Lock the meeting after 5 min
If you do all these things, you will have a Zoom meeting with a defensible boundary that you can eject people from if they behave badly. It\’s the virtual equivalent of a well-run conference with registration, name tags, physical security, and code of conduct enforcement.

By P J Bryant

Ramblings of a freelance IT Consultant working for some nice SME's, large organisations, resellers and the usual friends and family! Bit of

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