Zoom Security & Privacy Tips

Zoom Tips – Coastline College Cyber Center

With Zoom gaining popularity as one of the top work-from-home and K-12 online meeting tools for the pandemic-era, the community has seen an increase in Zoom-bombers, trolls, and party- crashers. We want to provide a safe environment for our meeting participants, regardless of their age or affiliation with our organization. Keep in mind that Zoom was initially developed to be user- friendly and convenient, connecting people inside and outside of our organization with a simple click on a meeting link. Zoom did not initially focus on security or privacy to prevent malicious attacks during online meetings where school teachers are meeting with young students or co- workers are meeting with business connections. As millions of Americans and global citizens work from home during the pandemic, the cyber criminals and pranksters are at home working on their craft as well.