NSA Shares Guidelines for More Secure Teleconferences
On Friday, the National Security Agency (NSA) released a set of guidelines for employees to help mitigate the risk of exposure when collaborating with external organizations that use commercial teleconferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. These guidelines offer valuable guidance for any organization to help ensure the security of online collaboration.
While federal employees have access to secure communications platforms to conduct government businesses, external collaborators typically rely on commercial “off-the-shelf” software to conduct virtual meetings, increasing federal employees’ risk of cybercrime exposure.
To help mitigate that risk, the NSA released an overview of 13 commercially-available collaboration tools, along with key security criteria to consider, such as the use of end-to-end encryption. The document compares the features of each service to defined security criteria to help users assess whether the tool meets their needs.