Sensei article “Getting Started With Zoom — and Using It Securely: Some Advice” by Sharon Nelson and John Simek was recently featured in Attorney At Work.
Getting started with zoom and some advice on zoom security.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced a lot of lawyers to use videoconferencing to “meet” with co-workers and clients. One of the more popular videoconferencing platforms is Zoom. Zoom for lawyers? Indeed, we see Zoom being used the most, especially among solo and small firm lawyers. While we can’t cover all the options and settings for Zoom, here is some advice on the best way to use and secure Zoom for your firm. (Related: Free Webinar “Working Remotely and Securely: What Lawyers Need to Know,” presented by Sharon Nelson and John Simek, covers the technology and security issues of working from home.)
The first question is, what the heck is this thing called Zoom? According to the website, “Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms.”
Zoom is extremely easy to use and is available across multiple platforms and operating systems. It has apps for Android and iOS so you can use it on your mobile device. And there are desktop clients for macOS, Windows and a bunch of Linux/Unix versions (like Ubuntu, Linux, CentOS, OpenSUSE, etc.).