As Zoom usage has grown, a new risk has emerged. Institutions have experienced situations where unknown persons are joining unsecured Zoom meetings and causing disruptions. We need to take action to prevent similar intrusions. We strongly encourage all Zoom meeting organizers to enable password protection for meetings and classes. Existing Zoom invitations will need to be modified to require a password and be shared out with attendees. Only the meeting organizer can make changes to existing invitations.
Beginning Mar 31, all newly created Zoom meetings will require a password by default. Meeting organizers and course instructors will need to share this password with attendees ahead of the meeting. The process and instructions on how to manually modify security settings is available here.