The UTHSC Cybersecurity office has been monitoring much of the national security conversations around Zoom. At this time, we are still recommending the use of Zoom, along with MS Teams, and will continue to monitor the improvement of Zoom IT security concerns.
Zoom has announced new plans to address security and privacy concerns and has released updated tools and resources to help users understand how best to protect their meetings.
In addition to releasing fixes to address several issues identified by security researchers, Zoom clarified how encryption is implemented in this blog post. Over the next 90 days, Zoom is increasing its efforts to identify and proactively fix issues, including:
- Enacting a feature freeze across the platform so engineering can focus on security and privacy.
- Creating an advisory council made up of chief information security officers from various industries.
- Conducting a third-party security review of code and penetration tests for the platform.
- Weekly security/privacy webinar updates at 10 pm PT.
UTHSC’s Cybersecurity office is continuing to monitor these issues and are working to address any concerns that may arise. UTHSC faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to follow Zoom’s recent blog, regarding ways to better secure your meeting.
Chief Information Officer