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I'm having a meeting where I'm inviting about 25 people, but encouraging those people to forward the invitation to friends of theirs who might be interested. If I'm lucky, I'll get 50 people to the meeting. I'm encouraging people to let me know if they plan to log into the meeting, but I'm not having much success at getting responses, and I want people to be there, so I don't want to mandate that they respond.
I am somewhat concerned about Zoom bombing.
Trying to figure out best security settings:
So I seem to be stuck with using a password only, and hoping that no one is dumb enough to post the invitation on social media where it can be seen? Any words of wisdom on how to proceed, and how much risk of Zoom bombing there actually is?
My name is Brandon. Thanks for joining the Zoom Community! I suggest "Scheduling a meeting with Registration" and setting it up to be manually approved. That way, you will have each participant's email address, and if you have any concerns about who is being invited, you can check with that person via email. This is the safest way, allowing passcode and the waiting room options to avoid Zoom Bombing possibly.
I hope that this helps.
Thanks, Brandon. I hadn't thought about registration as an option. I'm still not sure whether it's going to work. As I noted, I'm finding it hard to get people to let me know if they're coming, and if I force them to register, some number might just drop out. So there's a tradeoff between a small chance of a Zoom Bombing disaster and a larger chance of losing some people as a result.
Are there any ideas out there about exactly how frequent Zoom bombing is? One in a thousand meetings is bombed? Or more/less?
When security measures are taken into account no Zoom Bombings occur. Zoom bombings occur when users post their join links on social media and we have seen a steady decrease in Zoom Bombings since the pandemic first started and the world was introduced to Zoom. I do not have exact statistics though to back that up.
I created a test meeting with Registration so that you can view the user side of how a registration meeting works. To me it is very simple and very secure. I also added that every participant must be logged in to their Zoom account to attend so that I can match up their email address to their name. Please click on the registration link if you would like to see what a registration meeting user experience.
Please note that this is a fictitious meeting for sandbox purposes only.
Thanks, that's helpful - I appreciate your willingness to go out of your way to show me how it would work. But I think in my case, it's going to be too hard to get everyone to be willing to register - and some won't have a Zoom account, so I wouldn't go the extra step of insisting they be logged into their Zoom account. I think I'm just going to use a password, request that people don't post the link on social media, and hope for the best.
The Security icon in the meeting controls allows the host or co-host of a meeting to enable or disable options during a meeting to secure the meeting and minimize disruption during the meeting. Most of the settings can be controlled from Account, Group, and User settings prior to the meeting.