Zoom Security Recommendations

Columbia University has implemented a number of default controls to improve the security of your Zoom sessions. In addition, members of the Law School community can do more to refine Zoom security settings to further protect their courses, meetings and public events. Law School IT has established a set of recommendations:

  1.  Always set a password, for all meetings*.
  2.  Use the Waiting Room feature.
  3.  Update Zoom whenever it asks (Don't Wait!).
  4.  Do not share your PMI (personal meeting ID - it's like your Zoom "phone number") 
  5.  Disable participant Screen Sharing. The Host and co-hosts will be able to share, by default, and can grant access to individual participants, as   needed.
  6.  Lock your meeting
  7.  Limit Chat for attendees to "No One," or "All Panelists" (includes Co-Hosts/Hosts).
  8.  If you don’t need it, disable Annotation.
  9.  If you don’t need it, disable Whiteboards for participants. 
  10.  Do not post screenshots of your Zoom meeting on social media.

* Make sure the meeting password is kept safe, too. Zoom sends meeting passwords out to all invitees when invitations are sent. If you are concerned that someone unwanted may get the password, create the meeting without one set, update the meeting to add a password and send it out to invitees in a separate email or via another form of communication.