Cisco Webex Keep Meetings Secure

Cisco Webex Keep Meetings Secure

Cisco Webex Keep Meetings Secure

Security has always been important but with the recent increase in online video conferencing (caused by the COVID-19 pandemic), we consider it important to remember some of the basic best practices to keep WebEx meetings safe, Cisco Webex keep meetings safe:

 

Cisco Webex Best Practices for Secure Meetings:

Follow these practices and you will have secure meetings without intrusion.

1. Keep the number of Webex administrators to a minimum:

Fewer administrators means fewer opportunities for site misconfiguration.

2. Make all meetings not appear in the list:

If you leave your public meetings, anyone can go to your Webex site and try to join them.

3. Require passwords for all meetings, events, and sessions:

The most effective step to strengthen the security of all your events, meetings and training sessions is to require a password. Passwords protect from unauthorized attendees as only users with access to the password can enter. Following the practice of requiring passwords ensures that all meetings, events, and training sessions created by organizers are secure.

4. Require the meeting password when entering from a telephone or video conferencing system

In addition to requiring passwords when users log in from a meeting application (for example, on Windows or Mac), you should also enforce a password requirement on users logging in from video conferencing systems or telephones. When this option is selected, the system automatically generates an eight-digit numeric password for attendees entering from a telephone or video conferencing systems and adds it to the meeting invitation. This ensures that only people who are invited can join the meeting when using a telephone or video conferencing system.

5. Require login when joining a meeting, event or training session:

Use this for any meeting that is internal only, with no invited users.

We recommend that you ask all users to have an account on your Webex site if confidential meetings, events, or training sessions are located there. When enabled, in addition to organizers, attendees must also present their credentials when attempting to enter a meeting, event, or training session.

In addition to requesting to sign in to your site, we recommend that you ask attendees to sign in when dialing from a phone. This prevents anyone from entering the meeting or training session without the proper credentials.

 

This keeps participants in a waiting room until the host joins the conference.

This keeps participants in a waiting room until the host joins the conference.

7. Apply the personal room lock after a predetermined time:

When people join your personal meeting room, this will automatically lock the room after a period of time to prevent someone from joining in the middle of the meeting without permission.

8. Restrict unauthorized users:

This forces any invited user to wait in the lobby of the Personal Room until the host allows them to enter manually.

 9.- Account administration:

To manage policy settings for all users of your webex site.

Account management

  • Deactivate an account after a configurable number of inactive days.

Password management

  • Require specific rules for the format, duration, and reuse of passwords.

  • Create a list of forbidden passwords (for example, “password”).

Password expiration

  • Set a time interval during which users can change the password.

 

 

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