Uninvited participants harassing students, faculty and staff during classes and meetings has been on the rise recently. It is very important to follow Zoom’s security best practices. One of the most basic rules is to never share Zoom meeting links on social media, the internet, or any public place. More information about Zoombombing and how to keep uninvited guests out of your meeting is available. In addition, you can review the Zoom and Cybersecurity Must-Knows.
The university's Zoom encryption is configured for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance; however, be sure to use caution with sensitive information. To ensure the security and privacy of patient data, Zoom users must do their part as well.
In addition, with the university's systemwide HIPAA agreement with Zoom, OIT is able to enable features including:
Zoom encryption fully complies with HIPAA Security Standards to ensure the security and privacy of patient data. The company employs industry standard end-to-end Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption using 256bit keys to help protect meetings. However, while Zoom is configured for HIPAA compliance, you should use thoughtfulness in the type of data shared and how the data is shared (same university HIPAA policies and procedures apply).
If your Zoom presentation contains HIPAA data, please use the following guidance:
HIPAA compliance depends on all of us. Additional resources:
Zoom offers training and support resources. To get started, visit the Zoom Help Center. Additional resources include: