What You Need to Secure Zoom Meetings and Webinars

In the last two weeks, we heard and read an enormous amount of information on the Zoom platform, some are true while many are false. There has been a debate among security professionals on whether the platform is a malware or a legitimate business solution.


I believe it is entirely legitimate, but with some security vulnerabilities. However, the company had been taking a significant number of its resources to quickly fix any bugs reported. Currently, the application is on a 90-day freeze to fix any privacy or security concerns.


Meanwhile, businesses and schools are continually relying on the app daily to either arrange for meetings or webinars, respectively.


In this guide, I would like to shed light on some of the features that can help put you in a better position as a host of either a meeting or webinar.


Have a Strong Password for Your Account

First and for most, it is vital to have a strong password that, without it, you open not only one door but many to hackers. They can use your account to spoof your identity, steal personal information, and your contact list, among many other things.


If your Zoom admin has enabled two-factor authentication (2FA) for you, you will need to set it up when you first log in to your Zoom portal.


Set Password for Meetings and Webinars

When scheduling new meetings or webinars, you can always generate a new and unique ID by avoiding to use the Personal Meeting ID created. You also need to set a password for joining. By enabling this feature, you avoid the fact that some stranger could enter your meeting or webinar by only clicking the link.


You can also set a password for those joining by phone. Unfortunately, the feature is toggled off by default, and you may need to set it up manually.


Enable Waiting Rooms

Here you can control who can enter the meeting or webinar. By enabling this feature, you prevent people from joining the call until the host is ready and admits one by one.

Lock the Meeting

Last but not least, indeed, when everyone has joined, you can simply lock your meeting and avoid any intruders.


For more information on security features, please visit there Security section at https://zoom.us/security.


I hope this post will be helpful for you, and please share it with those you might think can benefit from it.



 (Disclaimer: These views expressed above are entirely personal and have no bearing on the organization that Omar Fayyad represents.)

Facebook | 5 Steps to Recover and Secure a Compromised Account!

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The dependency on Facebook and its data has become a vital part of our day to day life.  Most of the people in this generation can not easily live without Facebook ( myself included ).  It has played and is still playing a quite significant role in our businesses and personal lives.

We heavily use Facebook for many reasons, whether we want to talk to family members. Reach out to friends abroad.  Or even run businesses from home.

Facebook has made it quite easy for most of us to communicate with friends and family. Run businesses and advertise for companies. This connection has significantly affected how hackers see Facebook as it has become a significant source of information for millions around the world.

Millions of people provide personal data on their profile. This exposure has affected our security in many different ways and hackers are just looking out to see what we offer ( as a clue ) to hack in.  And we can never avoid hacking and security can never be 100% guaranteed, but we can take the following steps to help keep our account safe and secure on Facebook.

In some cases, however, accounts can be hacked, and a person may find out one day that they can no longer access their profile.  Many reasons could be part of why this can happen, and the consequences can be catastrophic.  They may find people sending out emails, posting pictures, sharing videos, and many other things on their behalf and without their knowledge.  And in some cases, it can be very dangerous and risky to a person’s life and business.

If you found that one day you can no longer access your account, don’t panic and follow the steps below to regain control back to your account.

Step 1:  go to https://www.facebook.com/hacked  and click on “My Account is Compromised”

Step 2: type in your email address, phone number, username or your full name and Facebook will try and match your information with its database to find the associated account.

Step 3: if your account has been hacked most probably the email has been already changed, and you don’t want to notify the hacker that you’re trying to regain control of your account, so click on “No longer have access to these?”

Step 4: now you’re almost there. Write your new email address or phone number which Facebook will use to let you regain control back to your account.

Step 5: Follow the instructions and you shall regain control back within 24 hours.

I hope to see your comments below. Also, you can let me know if you’d like me to write on a particular subject that may have more interest to you and your business.

Stay Safe. Keep Connected.

My Online Reputation is Worth Checking Out

shutterstock_197079635The Internet offers a wide range of information some of which related to people you know, don’t know, relatives, friends, and some are related to you in particular.   This information can be news, events, gatherings, photos, or even personal posts.   It can have great positive impact on you and your beloved ones, but it can also have a great negative impact on your reputation.

In these days, with this great development in science and technology and particularly the Internet, it can take a few clicks to get to know more about an individual.  It can help build a picture of what he or she likes.  Help understand their habits, know their beloved ones or the places they like going to.   As though this could be very helpful to get to know someone easily and fast, it can also prevent an individual from being able to control and protect what people can do with their information online.  They can share it with strangers and people they didn’t want to share this with at the first place.  This can have a dramatic impact on someone’s present and future in some cases.

Though this may seem hard to control with the Internet being open wide for everyone to check at any given time,  yet it can be manageable in a way that put you up in a very good condition to help you build good healthy reputation online.  With a little research, I’ve discovered the following options to start off with in order to get your reputation and the reputation of those who you care about good and healthy on this medium called the “virtual world”.

Search Yourself

Search your name on Google and create “Google alert” on your name to keep track of any content related.  You can have it mailed back to you “automatically”.  This can be done “as it happens”, “once a day”, or even “once a week”.  Choose whatever you like that keeps you aware and doesn’t necessarily overwhelm your inbox with junk you don’t need as some information may not be related at all to you.

N.B.  this is how you can create and manage Google alerts. Follow this link at Salty Dog Interactive.

Get your Domain Name

This is something you may want to consider as buying a domain name that matches your identity online helps keep your profile branding both healthy and reachable as well.  You can have it from places like GoDaddy, JustHost, HostGator, and many more..  This can help you build and keep alive information that you precisely want the public to see.

Keep it All in One

Make sure all your content link back to one place so when people visit your profile on platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, or any other site they can be directed to your website “myname.com”.  This helps you control and manage what people see and learn about you.

Keep it Private If it’s Private

You really don’t want to share embarrassing photos, posts, or videos even if at some point they may bring laughter.  While moments in life are good to share with friends and family, it may also be as well good to consider thinking of how you’re going to share them before they go viral.

-Better individual for a better society-

What Technology is Good at and Why People are Better??

318947873_12028f1b66_mTechnology is good, but people are better.  Technology is good, but not good enough.  Technology is the base, but we make it happen!

You might have seen those words written before in articles, published in newspapers and magazines, or even spoken by well-known people, and today I will share with you why I think they’re very true!

Millions of people nowadays depend on technology in many different ways; they connect with friends and family, they share moments and memories, they read about news and events, and many many more than we can ever imagine, and they think and believe that all this won’t be happening without the use of technology.

The question here: how and why we need to look at it from a different angle?

Technology helps in solving problems, but that’s only a temporary solution.  You may want to apologize to a friend for an action you did, and you don’t want to speak to that person about that in a normal face-to-face conversation, so you’d typically prefer to send them a message on Facebook.  In this message, you’d tell them how sorry you’re, but let’s take a moment to evaluate.. Do you think your friend is happy now? Do you think this solves the problem? ..  I think it doesn’t.. it merely covers it up with a quick fix, but actually it’s still there somewhere and will come out right in your face someday.  A problem should only be fixed – no matter how big or small – when you decide to meet with that person and talk it thru and try harder to reach a wayout. This way and only this way will help you fix all your problems.

Through technology you can share memories and moments with family and friends, but you can never control who will see it.  Let’s capture this moment; on popular networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, you may want to share a picture or a moment with a group of friends.  You decided to upload that photo or video on the site, but you have no idea that this picture could be easily made visible to hundreds and even millions of other people without even your knowledge..!

it’s funny really when you see people sharing personal photos and videos online. They’re simply exposing themselves and their beloved ones to potential harm. They think that at some point in time they can just go ahead and remove it when they decide to do so.  In fact that’s not true, what goes online, stays online! when you delete it, it is only deleted from your page and not from others as someone could have possibly copied it into theirs!

Alright, so what we can do here?!

There are a number of ways where we can develop to reach same or even better results without fully depending on technology.  We can meet more often to connect and still keep connected.  We can make and reserve more time for those who we love the most. We can share, live, and re-live moments and memories with those who we care about.  We can make a lot of difference by keeping people always FIRST and using technology as an option when there are no other ways.

I have a friend of mine living in Dubai which later we became very close friends as brothers who was getting married in a few weeks time.  One day, he called me and said “brother, I need your help”.  I was little surprised as I had many things to worry about at that time and I didn’t expect that coming, but I answered “yes brother, tell me, what’s happening” so, he went on and explained that he needs my opinion for his marriage.  At first, I was thinking maybe we could have a Skype conversation, but then I realised its his “big day” and I should be there for him, and that’s exactly what I did. I canceled a couple of things I was going to work on in the weekend and immediately arranged for the flight and was there in Dubai the weekend after our call that day. He was surprised to see me! He thought I wasn’t going to make it. And since that day, we became very close friends as brothers indeed..

What am asking you here is simple. Be brave enough; when you’re in trouble, go meet and find a way out and don’t think technology will do it for you. If you want to share memories and moments with your friends and family, then don’t wait and go live and re-live the moment.  If you want to be connected and always be remembered, then make-up the time and don’t say “am busy!” because we all are!!

Privacy is Our Priority!

Millions Social Networksof people, old and young, use the Internet for a variety of reasons. We use it to search for information, share files, listen to music, watch movies, play games, and to communicate both verbally and in writing with friends and family. The Internet can be used for pleasure, work, research etc… with so much that can be done using the internet, we are becoming more dependent on it all over the world. It has become part of our existence.


The increased use of the Internet has made our lives way easier than it used to be. The way of communication has become faster and more accurate. We’re now able to reach out to many people at the same time with no much effort. We’re now able to run businesses and finances just with a click of a button. While the Internet had brought mostly all what we want to survive in today’s world, it had also paved the way and opened a new platform for attackers and malicious users to take advantage of those who are not very well educated on the safety aspect of it. Moreover, it made it very easy for an attacker to launch an attack in few minutes, and by that gain access to a number of systems, which in return could potentially result in an overall exposure of our private and sometime sensitive information.



In today’s blog, I’d like to share with you some very useful information and tips on where we can develop our level of education on safety to help usHackers enjoy the luxury of the Internet services without being exposed.


Millions of people use social networking sites for many different reasons. They use it to connect with old friends and far relatives, family and coworkers. With a few clicks we can check a number of profiles. Get to know information about others which keep us aware of what’s happening. But we tend to forget how valuable this information is to an attacker and especially when it comes to our profile. For that, we need to review our privacy and security settings more often and to make sure they’re tightened up in a way that makes it still an enjoyable experience but hard for the attackers to gain the information they’re looking for. You may review this document which will help you know more about what you need to do to keep yourself and your beloved ones safe while using social networking sites. You may also read this article which has a number of tips and advice on how you can use social networking sites more effectively.

Identity Theft




Although the Internet helps us share information with others, it also open a way for the attacker to know more information about us.  This could result in Identity Theft if we’re not taking the right precautions or following the right steps. First, you may read this article to know more about identity theft. Second, in this document, you can learn best practices with very useful background information on Identity Theft and the way of how it works. You will also learn how you can protect your identity and the identity of your friends and family from dangers online.


With all the information and services available online, we can learn and grow, but we need to always remember that our Privacy is Our Priority…

For more information on Safety online, you may visit Safe Space website to find the information you need to help you enjoy the Internet while keeping yourself and your family safe and secure from harm…


Little things can make a world of difference.