The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published guidance for organisations on using video conferencing technology.

Download the NCSC Video Conferencing Guidelines here.

This Guidance is aimed at IT and security professionals and focused on choosing, configuring and deploying video conferencing services. This is the latest in a number of initiatives to help public and private sectors respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

“With so many of us at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown, video conferencing technology has an important role to play,” NCSC said. “It can help us to maintain crucial working and personal relationships during this period of social distancing.”

It highlights steps such as only downloading software from a trusted source.  It encourages you to check online to understand which app is right for the organisation.  You also need to make sure the account is protected with a strong password. It is essential to understand what features are available.

People looking for the best video conferencing app should read the Guidelines.  Whether it's Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype, Microsoft Teams or one of the many other products on the market., you need to be safe

It also places an emphasis on controlling the environment for calls, pointing out that the organiser should know who is involved and ensure that the camera does not show anything sensitive in the background.

The cloud security principles cover 14 points, ranging from data in transit protection to governance frameworks to supply chain security and answer questions on their goals and how they can be implemented.

If you have any questions with regard to remote working, video conferencing or IT Security, please do contact us.

 

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