Stringent measures that prevent employees from going into offices have required many companies, large and small, to adopt remote and virtual alternatives to stop operations from grinding to a complete halt.

Email and the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) aren’t enough; workers and management need to be able to hold meetings, too.

There is a range of virtual conference solutions out there, including Skype, Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting. (ZDNet’s top enterprise picks can be accessed here).

Enter Zoom.

A few weeks ago — although it may seem like a lifetime — Zoom was not a well-known virtual conference option in the enterprise space. Almost overnight, however, it seemed everyone had adopted the platform as the go-to option to hold lessons, business meetings, and sensitive discussions.

We’ve covered the basics and some useful tips for experienced users in a guide here. To maintain the security of your next meeting, our recommendations are below:


The simplest way to prevent unwanted attendees and hijacking is to set a password for your meeting. Passwords can be set at the individual meeting, user, group, or account level for all sessions. In order to do so, first sign in with your account at the Zoom web portal. If you want to set up a password at the individual meeting level, head straight over to the “Settings” tab and enable “Require a password when scheduling new meetings”, which will ensure a password will be generated when a meeting is scheduled. All participants require the password to join the meeting. Subscription holders can also choose to go into “Group Management” to require that everyone follows the same password practices.


When creating a new event, you should choose to only allow signed-in users to participate.