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Be Aware of Cybersecurity Risks When Using Web Conferencing Tools

Remote work and business has become essential in a matter of weeks. With that drastic increase in user demand, it is important to remember the security risks of video conferencing and remote meetings and webinars. Zoom in particular has been getting most of the media exposure about cybersecurity weaknesses. Other platforms could be just as vulnerable depending on how you use them. Three quick, important tips (regardless of your software of choice) to follow are, 1) Create a strong password for your account(s), something you will remember. Do not share it with anybody, ever; 2) log out of your accounts every time you use any device, especially public computers, and 3) create password-protected video conferences and webinars, using unique links as much as possible.

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If there is anything positive to take from this, it’s a renewed interest in personal and organizational privacy and cybersecurity laws and policies. Most people are vulnerable to these cybersecurity risks without an ongoing, unprecedented pandemic so taking extra precaution right now is crucial as these websites and tools could be targeted by hackers and leave your personal information and data open and unencrypted (not password-protected).

(More information from the FBI, The Guardian, and Global News)

The LEHC takes all available precautions to protect the privacy of its clients and only wants to ensure that users are satisfied with both its legal policies and also ethical codes of conduct. Protect yourself. Contact us with any questions, concerns, or feedback today. We continue to support our job seeker and employer clients remotely on a secure network. The LEHC team is doing everything it can to stay ahead of the curve.

Keep well.