Is Zoom safe (enough)?

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Dr. John Duff, SPC’s Acting Dean of the College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT), recently wrote a compelling article on LinkedIn that discusses the safety and security of Zoom.

The video conferencing technology has risen to great prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding millions of users in a very short timeframe. Its security features, or lack thereof, have recently been scrutinized by IT professionals and the mainstream media. Data sharing and “Zoom-bombing” have been hot topics in particular, especially with many minor students using Zoom to learn online during stay-at-home orders and school closures.

Dr. Duff offers a practical analysis of Zoom’s safety and security and also highlights the steps the company has outlined to protect the privacy of its many, many users.

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