Zoom - Protect Your Meeting

How can I protect the security of my zoom meeting?  How do I prevent zoombombing?

With the increased use of Zoom web/video conferencing services, “Zoom-bombing”, which includes unwanted disturbances during a Zoom call such as the distribution of inappropriate/offensive content, is proving to be a widespread issue.


There are several safeguards you can put in place to both prevent Zoom-bombing and stop a disturbance in progress.

  1. Update your meeting settings as soon as possible to reflect some of the strategies below.
  2. When scheduling a meeting, use an automatically generated meeting ID rather than your personal meeting ID.
  3.  Require a password to join meeting.
  4.  Require user authentication to join meeting (e.g. require participants to have a Zoom account to join the meeting).
  5. Disable file transfersannotation and private chat to prevent distribution of inappropriate content.
  6. Use a waiting room to control when participants join your meeting.
  7. Disable the ability for participants to rename themselves.
  8.  Review your account settings; many of the controls mentioned above can be set as a default and adjusted as needed.  
  9. Know how to manage participants during a meeting, including:
    1. Removing unwanted participants from a meeting
    2. Not allowing others to share their screen, locking the meeting so that others cannot join the meeting once it begins, and more.
  10. Do not share your meeting links or passwords publicly (e.g. social media).
  11. Zoom has placed several of these options on your Zoom meeting tool bar with the latest update:



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