10 Zoom FAQ's to Keep Your Meetings Secure

To prevent your meetings from zoom bombing, please use the steps below.

To get you started, Zoom offers great documentation at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.

Review the in meeting security options.

  1. Password protect your meetings
    The simplest way to prevent unwanted attendees is to create a password for your meeting. Passwords can be set at the individual meeting, user, group, or account level for all sessions. Do not share the passwords in Alfred Today or websites that do not require authentication. Please share information to users as needed.
  2. Authenticate users
    When creating a new event, you should choose to only allow signed-in users to participate.
  3. Mute audio and disable video for meeting attendees 
    This prevents attendees from talking during a presentation or appearing in video.
  4. Lock down your meeting
    Once a session has begun, you can lock your meeting as soon as every expected participant has arrived. This will prevent others from joining even if meeting IDs or access details have been leaked.
  5. Turn off participant screen sharing
    Disabling the ability for meeting attendees to share their screens prevents you from seeing unwanted Zoom Bomber material.
  6. Use a randomly-generated ID
    You should not use your personal meeting ID if possible. Someone that knows it can use it to disrupt online sessions. Instead, choose a randomly generated ID for meetings when creating a new event. In addition, you should not share your personal ID publicly.
  7. Use waiting rooms
    The Waiting Room feature is a way to screen participants before they are allowed to enter a meeting. This gives hosts greater control over session security.
  8. Report a participant during a meeting
    As part of our in meeting security features to help you keep your meetings secure, the meeting host can report a participant during a meeting. This report is automatically sent to the Zoom Trust and Safety team to evaluate any misuse of the platform and block a user if necessary.
  9. Remove unwanted or disruptive participants
    If you find that someone is disrupting a meeting, you can remove them. By default, if you remove participants or panelists from the webinar, they won't be able to rejoin using the same email address.
  10. Check for updates
    As security issues crop up and patches are deployed or functions are disabled, you should make sure you have the latest build. In order to check, open the desktop application, click on your profile in the top-right, and select "Check for updates."