A popular solution for Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing - Zoom has also been plagued by privacy and security issues and concerns, however this has done little to dent its popularity for video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. I have noticed a lot of advice on Zoom, so thought I should gather this together, as it might come in handy, although it should be noted a number of organisations have banned its use, whilst others have rolled it out globally.

I have included my references below and limited these to known and trusted people/organisations. Here, in no particular order is some good advice if you have to use Zoom:

Some of the things mentioned may require a paid for account and also might not be what you want for a public webinar, but however you use Zoom, think carefully about how you can secure the meeting and keep everyone safe. Sometimes setting sensible defaults like audio and video muting can really help.

This is by no means a definitive list, but is intended to give helpful suggestions and encourage users to think.

In 2020 Zoom have listened to feedback, and made improvements, for example after initially saying that End-to-End encryption was only available on paid accounts they announced that is would be available on free accounts as well, see End-to-End Encryption Update - Zoom Blog.