Video conferencing applications grew substantially following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. According to Research and Markets article “Video Conferencing Demand Rises due to Social-Distancing,” video conferencing software experienced 62 million downloads in March 2020. This increase in use resulted from businesses adopting video conferencing platforms as a means to facilitate their transition to remote work.
Concerns surrounding productivity in a time of unprecedented crisis drove many organizations to quickly embrace video conferencing technology. In so doing, some organizations might have neglected to take the security of video conferencing apps into account.