Apps for video conferencing are never flawless. You'll uncover a flaw or two one way or another. They all have privacy and security vulnerabilities, and the only way to deal with them is to secure the app yourself.

Here are some techniques to safeguard each call to guarantee video isn't a source of vulnerability for your company:

Don't Make Public Announcements about Meetings

You'll never know what will happen because pranksters are always ready to take advantage. Unsecured video conferences are always a target for malevolent attackers, therefore it's preferable not to make them public, at least not for everyone.

To avoid disturbances, keep the information to your coworkers alone. Users will receive a personal meeting ID from apps like Zoom, which is effectively a personal meeting area for the user, as the name implies.

Always Update to the Latest Version

There's a reason why security patches exist. They may be inconvenient, but they add new features or patch security flaws or bugs from time to time. By the way, attackers frequently use these flaws to manipulate you into doing what they want. To avoid this, make sure your app is always up to date.

Avoid File Transfers

Malicious attacks can occur at any time, and people are frequently victims of such attacks since they enjoy clicking on things despite the URL being unreadable.

Downloads are also a problem because there is typically a lack of trust inside the group. Any file sent winds up on another person's downloading, and before they know it, their files have gone wild, and their personal information has been taken.

To avoid all of this, simply disable file transfer features. Better to be safe than sorry.

Enable Password Protection

Outsiders can easily crash your meetings because you went without a password, or someone outside of the team managed to get a hold of your meeting ID, if you're an ardent user of video-conferencing programs. While the first issue may be outside the organization's control, all video conferencing meetings should be required to use a password.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've all turned to video conferencing and chat apps to interact with one another. Using these technologies exposes you to the risk of online attacks, therefore it's critical that you value security and make it a high priority.

These aren't miracle cures, but they can help you and your colleagues stay safer online, and lessen the risk of cybercrime.