Ninety-seven percent of respondents shared concern about protecting the privacy of video conferences and video conferencing data
EDISON, N.J. – September 7th, 2022 – Zerify Inc. (formerly StrikeForce Technologies), the 21-year-old cyber security company focused on secure video conferencing solutions, announced the findings of a survey that indicate that IT professionals are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing number of cyber threats and foreign attacks capable of impacting video conferencing.
The survey, commissioned by Zerify and executed by market research firm Propeller Insights in July of 2022, involved 1,000 IT professionals – most of whom are at the director or C-Level (83.8%).
Despite the White House’s executive order (1) about improving the nation’s cybersecurity, video conferencing still has not been given the specific, individualized focus it deserves despite a notable increase in virtual meetings among remote and hybrid workers across critical industries.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed guidelines (2) to ensure security in video conferencing that are in accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) best practices recommendations for security standards. NIST developed a framework for Zero Trust architecture that should be considered for video conferencing.
This is something that’s especially important to George Waller, EVP and co-founder of Zerify, who explains that Zero Trust in video conferencing involves important steps to elevate security, such as locking down microphones and speakers, and authorizing and authenticating every single user prior to entering a specific conference.
His own early concerns and forethought about video conferencing security – and his desire to implement specific preventative measures – were mirrored by 97% of survey respondents who said they would want to know about a solution for enhanced video conferencing security.
Quick Security Facts and Research Findings
Highlights of the survey include:
• 97% of respondents said they were concerned about protecting privacy and video conferencing data
• 92% reported that they are aware of security vulnerabilities in video conferencing platforms
• Nation-state cyber threats have increased at most (81.8%) companies
• The majority of IT professionals (89%) are concerned about foreign attacks as they see a rise in threats
• 79% of respondents reported that they were very knowledgeable about the concept and framework of Zero Trust cybersecurity, with 86% stating that their company had Zero Trust cybersecurity policies. Zero Trust is a “strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction” (3).
• 69% believe cyber attackers could breach their video conferencing platforms and 84% stated that if they were breached, they believed attackers could steal intellectual property, sensitive company data, and trade secrets.
“The results of this survey indicate broad awareness of Zero Trust cybersecurity among IT professionals, and underscore the need for video conferencing platforms to guarantee that same level of privacy and protection of proprietary data,” said Waller. “Collaborative communications is an area of heightened vulnerability as more work is conducted remotely. Video conferencing threats are increasing and decision-makers are concerned about nation-state threats as these platforms can be compromised by attackers trying to steal IP information and other valuable data. The increase in foreign attacks exacerbates security concerns for IT professionals, illustrating why it’s so important to authenticate and authorize every single video conference participant prior to their admittance into a meeting. Individualized authentication is essential to ensuring Zero Trust for the most secure types of video conferences.”
To view the full survey results, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions About Secure Video Conferencing
What is Zerify?
Zerify Inc. (OTCQB: ZRFY), formerly StrikeForce Technologies, is an Edison, New Jersey-based company with over two decades of experience in cybersecurity solutions. The company helps to prevent cyber theft and data security breaches for consumers, corporations, and government agencies through powerful multi-factor “out-of-band” authentication and keystroke encryption along with solutions for mobile devices.
Which Video Conferencing Software is Most Secure?
Zerify offers a video conferencing solution that uses no desktop and is entirely web-based. It uses a five-level meeting security control approach designed to protect valuable, sensitive information and data.
Which Video Conferencing Platforms Utilize Zero Trust Architecture to Secure Your Video Calls?
No other video conferencing app on the market, such as Zoom, Webex, LogMeIn, Microsoft Teams, or BlueJeans, utilizes Zero Trust architecture. They’re inherently less secure than Zerify Meet, which is currently the only secure video conferencing platform built on Zero Trust-based security standards.
What are Zerify’s Video Conferencing Security Features?
Zerify’s robust security features include:
• Keystroke and clipboard data protection
• Anti-screen capture
• Multiple authentication methods to keep businesses secure
Zerify’s secure video conferencing software also protects computer video cameras, microphones, and speakers to keep your company’s and customers’ data and confidential information secure from hackers, even when one is offline and not on a video conference.
Our security measures do more than keep your meetings secure — they go above and beyond that of the majority of video conferencing tools.
What are the Industry-Leading Secure Video Conferencing Apps?
Zerify has built three offerings to ensure data is protected during conference calls, video chats, and other types of collaborative communication:
Zerify Meet, the industry’s only zero-trust video conferencing platform that authenticates every user prior to joining video meetings.
Zerify Defender locks down one’s desktop camera, microphone, speakers, keyboards, and clipboards, allowing you to stay secure during any video conferencing experience.
Zerify API enables businesses of any size to easily integrate secure video conferences into all types of applications.
Keep Your Video Calls Safe with Zerify’s Video Conferencing Solutions
Video conferencing has become one of the top areas of concern for IT experts as well as a top national security issue. Don’t take undue risks by sending a meeting link to your coworker’s email.
To ensure secure video conferencing sessions for your business, you need a video conference app with end-to-end encryption and additional video and audio security protocols.