The UTC IT team in partnership with the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning is monitoring national security conversations around the use of Zoom. Zoom has announced new plans to address security and privacy concerns and has released updated tools and resources to help users understand how best to protect their meetings.
In addition to releasing fixes to address several issues identified by security researchers, Zoom has clarified how encryption is implemented in this blog post. Over the next 90 days, Zoom is increasing its efforts to identify and proactively fix issues including:
- Enacting a feature freeze across the platform so engineering can focus on security and privacy.
- Creating an advisory council made up of chief information security officers from various industries.
- Conducting a third-party security review of code and penetration tests for the platform.
- Weekly security/privacy webinar updates.
In the meantime, you are encouraged to take advantage of online training developed by the UTC IT Cybersecurity team and the Walker Center to help you better protect your use of Zoom from unwanted intrusions and security threats. UTC faculty, staff and students are encouraged to follow Zoom’s recent blog on how to better secure your meeting and/or attend one of the below sessions on Zoom security.
Access Zoom Session Links Here (to protect Zoom sessions, we have changed the way we provide Zoom links)
Thursday, April 9, 3-4 p.m.
Please let us know if you have questions or concerns arising from your use of Zoom. As always, you are welcome to call the IT Help Desk at 423-425-4000 for assistance.
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO