By Peter Trinh
Currently, there are many who are coping with their social needs via having ZOOM meetings. Zoom is the easiest and feature rich platform for online meetings. The only drawback is with its ease of use and feature set, it comes at the cost of security. As a ZOOM meeting host, here are some pointers that will gain quite a bit of security while hosting a meeting.
- Place a password on your meeting. This way, only people who you invited can join. The password is embedded in the link, so your attendees do not have to remember the password.
- Utilize the waiting room before starting the meeting. This way, as a host, you can go over your participant list and kick out anybody who was not invited. In addition, click on the option that disallows participants to join before the host; to minimize chances of participants hijacking the meeting or otherwise abusing the meeting before you had a chance to kick them out.
- There is an option to only use the web browser on your computer to participate in ZOOM meetings; however, ZOOM does make it a roundabout procedure to do this. Basically, when you are asked to download and install ZOOM, decline the invitation from your computer, and ZOOM will give the option to participate in meetings without the software.
With at least two of these tips, you will have significantly more security while ZOOMing while not sacrificing much of its ease of use and features. If you would like to know more or some step by step coaching on applying these tips, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.