Strengthening security with 2FA

As millions of employees began to work from home due to social distancing rules, the Zoom platform saw a thirty-fold increase in usage. The Zoom platform now hosts over 300 million meeting participants per day.

After a spate of ‘Zoom-bombings’, Zoom thoroughly reassessed and reinvented its cyber security measures. From a revamped bug bounty program to encryption to resolving a Vanity URL issue, the company has worked hard to advance its security.  This week, Zoom resolved its final glaring security gap; two-factor authentication (2FA) for all customers.

How to add 2FA to your Zoom account?

Sign into your Zoom dashboard and click on the navigation menu. Then, click on “Advanced | Security.” You’ll then see a complete set of instructions that show you how to set up two-factor authentication for admins and account owners.

The authentication generator provides users with the ability to receive authentication codes via text message. Zoom also built in a system for regaining access to your Zoom account if your mobile device is not accessible.

What else is new with Zoom?

The company recently released the Zoom Home touchscreen device, which is the company’s first-ever physical product. It offers an “immersive virtual workspace,” according to the Zoom blog.

“With Zoom on your favorite smart display, you can connect with colleagues to work smarter together, using features like whiteboarding, content sharing, and co-annotation,” says the company.

You’ll also be able to use your voice assistant to access your virtual meetings. “Alexa, join my zoom meeting.” No meeting ID or password needed.

For more on Zoom’s latest initiatives, visit The Daily Mail.