Zoom Offers Encryption for All Users

June 19, 2020
woman using Zoom

​Videoconferencing company Zoom will now offer end-to-end encryption to customers of both its free and premium services, a reversal of its decision to restrict access for some users.

We've rounded up resources and articles from SHRM Online and other trusted outlets on the news.

Privacy vs. Safety

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan had previously been reluctant to offer end-to-end encryption for all users in order to comply more easily with law enforcement access requests, upsetting privacy advocates. "We are pleased to share that we have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform," he said. "We also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose."

(Infosecurity Magazine)

Cybersecurity for Your Remote Workforce

Employers need to pay extra attention to securing the technology their remote workforce is using. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided plenty of opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit unsecured technology systems, overworked IT staff and employees new to working from home.

(SHRM Online)

Avoid 'Zoom Bombing'

Zoom bombing—when a virtual meeting is disrupted by graphic or threatening messages or actions—cause liability exposure based on the offensive harassment. These intrusions have quickly garnered attention across the country as virtual gatherings have been hijacked.

(SHRM Online)

5 Do's and Don'ts of Video Interviews

The coronavirus pandemic has made remote working and social distancing the norm, pushing recruiters and hiring managers to rely on videoconferencing platforms to interview candidates.

(SHRM Online)

Video Meeting Guidelines

COVID-19 has made online meetings as routine as the daily commute once was.

(SHRM Online)

Virtual Happy Hours Help Build Connection

Employees working remotely—and sometimes their employers and professional resource groups—have gotten creative in adapting to the restrictions on gathering in public by moving happy hour meetups to a virtual format.

(SHRM Online)



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