What you need to know
- Zoom has announced a collaboration with security experts from several major firms.
- It says it has received offers of help from companies including HSBC and is setting up an advisory board.
- That board will include security leaders from Netflix, Uber, EA and more!
Zoom has announced it is partnering with security leaders and experts from several major tech firms including Netflix and EA in a bid to make its app more secure.
In a blog post today Zoom provided the first update on its commitment to address Zoom's privacy and security flaws over the next 90 days. CEO Eric S. Yuan stated:
The Council and Advisory board will include security leaders from several world-leading companies:
Zoom is collaborating with the likes of Netflix, Uber and Electronic Arts, whose security leaders will become part of an advisory board. Zoom has also announced the hiring of Alex Stamos as "an outside advisor." A widely respected cybersecurity expert, Stamos is an "Adjunct Professor at Stanford's Freeman-Spogli Institute and a visiting scholar at the Hoover institution." He also served as Chief Security Officer of Facebook and even sits on an advisory board for NATO's Collective Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, so it seems like he probably knows what he's talking about.
Yuan stated that he was "grateful to Alex and our CISO Council members for their vote of confidence in Zoom and their desire to help make us even better."
Zoom is also holding weekly webinars on Wednesdays at 10 am PT to update its community on privacy and security updates. You can read the full post here.
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