Zoom offers several different ways for you to secure your meetings. Zoom’s security features, when combined with careful planning, can help you avoid unwanted participants or disruptions. This section provides considerations, features, and guides to help keep your meetings secure with minimal impact on your attendees.

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Guiding Questions

Before scheduling your meeting, ask yourself a few helpful questions:

Security Features


Passcodes protect your meetings from random discovery or mistakenly typed meeting IDs. They are required for all scheduled or instant meetings.

Waiting Rooms

Waiting rooms allow you to control who enters the meeting individually, collectively, or automatically depending on their email address.



Meeting authentication requires participants to sign in to Zoom before joining a meeting either from any email address or from ones belonging to specified domains.


Registration requires participants to provide information before receiving a Zoom meeting link. Registration links will not contain your meeting ID, making them ideal for public events.


In-Meeting Security

Hosts and co-hosts can use the Security button to quickly manage meeting features ranging from waiting rooms to the ability for participants to unmute themselves.

Handling Disruptions

While rare, disruptions (or "Zoom Bombings") can happen. Learn more about how to address a disruption, regain control of your meeting, and file a report.


Planning Guides

Some meetings benefit from extra consideration to make them a success. IS&T has provided some recommendations and steps you can take to safely execute the meetings that matter most.

Public Meetings

Learn more about considerations specifically tailored towards safely holding a public Zoom meeting.

High Profile Meetings

Learn more about approaches to protecting meetings that contain highly sensitive material.