September 21, 2023

Preventing Zoombombing

A message from the Chief Information Officer.

UMW Students, Faculty, and Staff,

If not configured correctly, an unauthorized person may gain access to your Zoom meeting with the intention of disrupting it. These actions, known as Zoombombing, have occurred at many institutions, including UMW. However, there are ways to secure your Zoom meetings to prevent Zoombombing, as well as techniques you can employ to deal with Zoombombing, if it occurs. The Digital Learning Support Department has created a guide to help everyone understand the Zoom security options available by default, ways you can increase security if you choose to do so, and steps to take if you have a Zoombomber in your meeting.

Please review and follow the guide to help ensure the security of your Zoom meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the UMW Help Desk at or 540-654-2255.

Hall Cheshire
Chief Information Officer
University of Mary Washington