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Zoom Meetings: Suggestions for Basic Security Measures

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When you’re organizing a Zoom session, it’s important to take steps to prevent unwanted attendees and unwanted behavior (“zoombombing”).

Options include setting passwords, limiting who can enter your meeting, restricting what attendees can do in the meeting, and not publishing meeting links on the internet. For full details, see Keep Zoom Meetings Private and Reduce the Odds of Zoombombing.

If you need guidance, the IT Service Desk can help you decide the best way to protect your meetings.

To report abuse on Zoom, contact Cornell's Zoom Security team. Zoombombing is harassment of Cornell community members, and Zoom sessions may include those who are underage.

What to Do For Some Common Situations

To help you decide what to do in some common situations, here are some guidelines. For a meeting with:

 Cornell and external participants, open forum, publicly promoted

Cornell-only participants, open forum

Cornell-only participants, with all participants known to you

  • Only share the password and join link with those who are invited to attend.
  • Use the Only Authenticated Users option, choosing Cornell Users from the dropdown list.

  • Do not post the meeting link to websites or social media.

Cornell and external participants, with all participants known to you

  • Only share the password and join link with those who are invited to attend.
  • Use the Only Authenticated Users option, choosing Sign in to Zoom from the dropdown list.
  • Do not post the meeting link to websites or social media.

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