Eastern Michigan University

Securing your Zoom Meetings

Zoom has received a lot of media attention related to security issues. While Zoom is working to address these issues, there are a number of things you can do to secure your meetings from uninvited guests.

  • Request that participants refrain from posting your meeting link in public forums or on social media.  If someone has the link, they can join your meeting.  
  • Familiarize yourself with  Zoom's settings  and features. 
    • The  Waiting Room  feature allows a host to control who joins small meetings.
    • Enable the "Require a password when scheduling new meetings" setting.  This automatically adds a password to the Zoom meeting invitation sent to each invitee.
    • Allow only signed-in users to join. If someone tries to join your meeting but is not logged in to Zoom using the email address on the invitation, they will be required to login before they can access the meeting.
  • Keep your Zoom client software up to date.  
  • Stay up to date by reviewing security tips on the Zoom blog.
  • Watch Zoom's six minute video below to familiarize yourself with how to secure your Zoom meetings.

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