To help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and best support MIT community members as they engage in activities remotely, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is providing new and updated IT resources.
On Sunday, April 5, IS&T updated the widely used Webex conferencing platform to enable the option to use end-to-end (E2E) encryption for scheduled meetings. This change was made to provide MIT community members a means to conduct online meetings requiring a higher level of security. Note that there is a trade-off in functionality when using Webex meetings with E2E encryption, as some features are not available when using this option.
This option had previously been enabled for a small number of MIT accounts with specific requirements, but has been enabled as an option for all users in response to questions about the encryption used in the Zoom platform. IS&T has addressed this and other frequently asked questions about Zoom security in this Knowledge Base article.
For more information, see the following articles:
- Webex in the Knowledge Base
- Webex: What does end-to-end encryption do?
- Zoom in the Knowledge Base
- Frequently Asked Questions about Zoom Security
IS&T offers 24x7 support. MIT community members who have questions or need assistance using Webex or Zoom can contact the IS&T Service Desk.