Over the past 12 months, virtual meetings have become the norm for businesses across the globe. The reason why so many of us have adopted this new way of meeting, is that online catch-ups are easy to set-up and easy to use. Unfortunately, though, they have also proven to be easy to hack.
Serious security issues
You may already be aware of the countless security and privacy problems video conferencing providers such as Zoom have had to resolve. For instance, on July 31st, 2021, Zoom settled a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company skimped on security measures leading to the company distributing $85 million to anyone who had a consumer account between March 2016 and now.
What’s more, a quick search online brings up a long list of nightmare stories of passwords, login credentials and databases that have been hacked and sold by cyber-criminals – bringing virtual meetings under sharp scrutiny.
If all of that wasn’t bad enough, many virtual meeting providers’ privacy policies also seem to give them the right to do whatever they want with users’ data making the whole situation worse still.
Businesses reconsidering the role of virtual meetings
Understandably, many corporate businesses within the legal, financial and tech sector have reconsidered the type of virtual platform they now use and, more importantly, the kind of meetings they are now willing to hold online.
With all of that in mind, many companies now realise that the only way to ensure 100% security, is to make their meetings face-to-face. After all, an in-person meeting can’t be hacked. Confidential presentations can’t be accessed. Data can’t be stolen. Your company can run meetings with total peace of mind.
So, if security is important to your business, then the simplest way to ensure total privacy is to make your meeting face-to-face.