You may have heard about “Zoombombings” in the news. You might have even witnessed it during an online meeting. These intrusions happen when an uninvited person joins a Zoom meeting for the purpose of disrupting it.
If you are setting up or hosting a meeting via Zoom, you can take the steps below to secure your online meeting.
What to Do
Before your meeting:
- Generate a random meeting ID instead of using a Personal Meeting ID.
- Set up password protection. Don’t share the password publicly.
- Use the Waiting Room feature to control who can join the meeting.
- Limit participants to those who are signed in with their NetID. (For public events with participants from outside the University of Illinois System, however, this may not be a practical option.)
During your meeting:
- Designate a moderator to help monitor for disruptions.
- Mute participants on entry automatically.
- Prevent participants from renaming themselves.
- Disable a participant’s video, or remove them completely, if they are disruptive.
For more tips and specific instructions on how to do any of the suggestions above, see https://go.illinois.edu/zoomsecurity.
Stay safe, stay secure. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or feedback.
-Technology Services Privacy and Security Team