3 Essential Video Conferencing Security Tips

Do you have that one weird techy friend who always has a piece of tape over their webcam? Maybe you've teased your friend about paranoia—after all, it seems unlikely that anyone would actually spy on you via your webcam, right?

Well, in today's world, it's not all that far-fetched. Hackers can use video cameras to spy and gain access to personal and company information, and it's not small-time work, either. Forbes estimates that cyber crimes will cost over $2 trillion annually within the next two years. Big businesses like Sony and Target aren't the only ones who get hit with internet crimes, either; around 20 percent of small and medium-sized businesses suffer a cyber attack every year.

Do you know if your company's video conferencing technology is keeping you secure? Here's how to find out.

1. Check Your Video Conferencing System

Whether you're making do with a dinky free video conferencing service or you're paying for software, video conferencing is a must-have in today's work environment. If you're working with an old system that is only getting worse, you're opening your company up to potential security risks. Your current system should keep your data safe through encryption, caller login procedures, and data management.

2. Get Your IT Team Involved

Your IT gurus will know how to check for signs of security breaches in your video conferencing system. Most updated IT services use single sign-on. Single sign-on (SSO) allows you to track your video conferencing units through your organization easily, and you'll know exactly when any breach occurs.

3. Put a Policy in Place

Many employees don't know how to keep the technologies they use secure, and video conferencing is no exception. Make sure you develop and share your video conferencing best practices with everyone in your company. Simple tips such as keeping a camera trained on your face and avoiding any confidential information that could be in the background could prevent security issues.

For more information about how to use video conferencing in your business securely, contact us today.

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