How do I secure my Zoom meetings?

Recommendations and best practices on how to secure your Zoom meetings


There are multiple settings and features implemented into Zoom that provides extra security. These security measures can be enabled on your Zoom Account Dashboard, through Zoom Client Application and/or while in-meeting. It is also important to be aware of actions to take in the event of a Zoom meeting disruption. In this article, we will be providing best practices to ensure that your meeting is secure

Security Settings through your Zoom dashboard

Turn on your waiting room

  1. Click Settings
  2. Checkmark Waiting Room
  3. If you wish to edit or customize your Waiting Room, click Edit Options or Customize Waiting Room

Don’t Use Personal Meeting ID for Public Meetings

  1. In your Meeting Settings, ensure the Meeting ID is set to Generate Automatically, as shown below: 
  2. Require a Passcode to Join, as shown below:

Only allow Registered or Domain Verified Users, as shown below:

Settings while in-meeting

Here is a list of some of the settings that you can set during a Zoom meeting, which will have a positive impact on the overall security of your meeting.

  1. Control Screen Sharing (See Zoom Screen Sharing)
  2. Disable Private Chat
  3. Turn Off Annotation
  4. Mute Participants
  5. Make Someone a Co-Host
  6. Remove Participants


We strongly advise that you apply as many of the security measures discussed in this article as you can to minimize the risk of security breach. For more information on Zoom security, please click here or send us an email to

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