Next Virtual Meeting (Sept 12th)

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    Many topics of discussion coming in this virtual meeting for September. Including some magic tricks and updates on the conference!

    Topic: Norpac Virtual General Membership meeting
    Time: Sep 12, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8176952005?pwd=WStmZTF1QWllWFZBNDdKMHhSZFhZZz09

    Meeting ID: 817 695 2005
    Passcode: norpac

    #2316
    Ron Highfill
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    Does this mean if I don’t change my mind about Zoom, (and, if I do not , I will not be attending) I’ll not have updares about the workshop? I have absolutely no confidence in Zooms security!

    #2322

    Ron:

    There is likely nothing that I can say that will convince you otherwise. The security concerns that you outlined in our phone call are so infinitesimally small, and the odds of it actually happening are really remote. A large portion of the security concerns revolve around meetings that are not utilizing any security measures, and I deploy quite a few in every meeting that I do. (I spend quite a bit of time in zoom each week, and have never had any of the problems listed in those scare websites happen.) Also consider that virtual meetings may be a lot of what happens this christmas season.

    This conference is only being offered on Zoom, and unless you change your mind, unfortunately you will be missing out on a GREAT conference.

    Have a wonderful day, Russell

    #2329

    To further expound on this topic….

    The security of Zoom is strength exponentially when utilizing the following (all of which I do use for any of our meetings):

    • Password locking the meeting.
    • Participants must wait for host to join before they can join.
    • Monitoring of the participant list to ensure that those that are attending should be there.
    • Require host permission to record or screen share.
    • Utilize encryption by default.
    • Utilize waiting room to only invite those that should be in the meeting there. (I turn this off for Norpac’s meetings for various reasons.)

    The reason Zoom is getting such a bad rap is due to inexperienced people flooding the system and now using it due to COVID-19. And they are not aware or are blissfully ignorant of some additional settings that need to be done. This is the reality of the world we now live in, one that is connected remotely. I hope that my answers will provide peace of mind and that more of our membership will realize that it really is safe to attend Zoom meetings. Especially Zoom webinars where participants are receive only and cannot send anything to the rest of the group.

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