With the popularity of Zoom exploding off the charts in June, an increase of privacy and security lapses should come as no surprise. In good news, Zoom has recently made some changes to its platform by adding two security features that will further protect users from possible security breaches.

The first and much welcomed change is the addition of Two Factor Authentication.  Zoom has previously offered this through web only, but has now extended it to both desktop and mobile. As discussed in a previous blog of ours, Two Factor Authentication requires users to enter their password, but also confirms entry with other devices such as a text to a phone or code sent to an authentication app. This improves both security, and enhances compliance. According to a Zoom Blog, this is how you can enable two factor authentication on their platform.

 

 

The second measure of security Zoom has added is the option to configure SSO (Single Sign On). For those not clear about SSO, we can break it down for you.

SSO essentially uses a single username and password to access all of your apps that you have connected to your SSO.  There are various providers of SSO including Okta, LastPass, Centrify, OneLogin, and Microsoft. For example, if you connect your Google, Slack, Zoom, Office 365 accounts etc., the only way into these applications will be through your SSO/ provider such as Okta. By doing this, you will be using the security of your provider to access your applications. Having an SSO also makes it possible to disable an ex-employees’ login credentials across all applications with one click, which now can include Zoom.

Have questions regarding account security or SSO? Drop us a line at solutions@thetek.com