HOW TO USE ZOOM MEETING PLATFORM : ADVISORY BY MHA

MHA issues Advisory on Secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform.

Overview :

Ministry of Home Affairs vide Press Release Id No: 1615008 dated 16.04.2020 has issued Advisory on Secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform.

Key Highlights :

(1.) The Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) has issued an advisory on secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform by private individuals.

(2.) The platform is not for use by Government officers/officials for official purposes.

(3.) Guidelines have been issued to safeguard private individuals who would still like to use the platform for private purposes.

(4.) Broad objective of this advisory is :

(i.) To prevent any unauthorized entry into a Zoom Conference Room.

(ii.) To prevent the unauthorized participant.

(iii.) To carry out malicious attacks on the terminals of other users in the conference.

(5.) The modalities of payment of this non-deducted APY contributions along with regular contributions shall be communicated in due course.

(6.) All APY-SPs are advised to stop auto-debiting the savings account of the subscribers for APY contribution amount with immediate effect till 30th June 2020.

Source : https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1615008

Advisory on Secure use of Zoom meeting platform by private individuals (not for use by government offices/officials for official purpose) :

(1.) Zoom is a not a safe platform and advisory of cert-in on the same dated Feb 06, 2020 and March 30, 2020 may kindly be referred.

(2.) Advisories are available on Cert-In website.

(3.) Broad objective of advisory guidelines is to enable/disable certain settings is to :

(i.) Prevent unauthorised entry in the conference room.

(ii.) Prevent an authorised participant to carry out malicious on the terminals of other in the conference.

(iii.) Avoid DOS attack by restricting users through passwords and access grant.

(4.) Most of the settings can be done by login into users zoom account at website, or installed application at PC/Laptop/Phone and also during conduct of conference.

(5.) Certain settings are possible through certain mode/channel only.

Details of protective measures to be taken by individuals may be accessed in the document attached : http://164.100.117.97/WriteReadData/userfiles/comprehensive-advisory-Zoom-%20meeting%20platfom-20200412-(2).pdf

Contact details in case of any issue :

Cycord Support Team
E-mail : cycordsupport.mha@gov.in
Land Line : 011- 26531614, 011-26510245
whatsapp : +917292045198
Website : http://www.cycord.gov.in

Disclaimer : IN NO EVENT THE AUTHOR SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION. THIS HAS BEEN SHARED FOR KNOWLEDGE PURPOSES ONLY.

AUTHOR : CS LALIT RAJPUT (CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROFILE)