COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing Zoom Security Concerns

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing Zoom Security Concerns

As a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, more people have been using Zoom than ever before. Here at Immedia, we've been a video conferencing technology partner with Zoom since its founding and have securely implemented thousands of Zoom Rooms. This past month, Zoom's 17 globally distributed data centers saw a 20-fold increase in traffic, and successfully scaled in order to bring-together over 200 million active users- daily.  

Zoom's intuitive, reliable, and robust service has empowered countless schools, companies, churches, and families to stay connected while social-distancing. This has historically been a corporate tool, and now millions of students, teachers, parents, pastors, every-day people have suddenly become administrators of their very own virtual meeting spaces. These new users may unknowingly compromise the security of their own meetings, resulting in what has been termed "Zoom Bombing".

This is similar to leaving your front door wide open. You increase the odds of a nosey neighbor or total stranger poking their head into your home. Luckily, we have the ability to close-doors AND our doors have locks on them AND they work, provided you use them.

If you have ANY concerns we are here for you.

Please reach out to us at (480) 483-3399 ext 1.

Additional Links:

A Message to Our Users - Eric S. Yuan - Zoom CEO

The Facts Around Zoom and Encryption for Meetings/Webinars - Oded Gal - Zoom CPO

Response to Research From University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab - Eric S. Yuan - Zoom CEO