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!

Facebook Recovering Account

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.

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.