DC PCSB Implements New Security Safeguards for Virtual Meetings
In the wake of COVID-19, government agencies and legislative bodies across the country are grappling with the new normal: public engagement in a virtual setting. Regardless of platform, the challenge we are all grappling with is to find a way to host open, transparent meetings in a way that is safe for all participants.
We’ve learned from our experience, and adapted the way we host public meetings. Starting this week, we’ve switched to using Zoom’s Webinar platform for our public events. Zoom Webinar allows meeting hosts like DC PCSB to ensure that the public is able to participate in a way that is safer and allows us to more tightly control who can share content. If you’re curious about the difference between the platforms, you can check out these resources.
We’ve also added registration and sign-in requirements to our meetings. These requirements help us make sure that meeting access information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. You can read Zoom’s entire list of security recommendations here.
DC PCSB will host a webinar in the coming weeks on how to maximize security on various platforms like Zoom and Google Classrooms. More information will be available here.