The US Department of Homeland Security said – in a recently distributed a memo to senior government cybersecurity officials – that Zoom Video Conferencing had responded to concerns about its program, while Canada and Taiwan banned the US program.
The memo – drafted by the Cybersecurity Agency, Infrastructure Security and Federal Program for Risk Management and Authorization (FedRAMP), which examines the programs used by government agencies – sounded a positive note about the remote work solution using “Zoom” after security concerns about it since the outbreak of the Coruna virus, A handful of new home users joined this app.
The US National Security Agency and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program said Zoom had been responding to criticism and understood its seriousness. This is in contrast to the official advice against the use of the product released by the Taiwan government on Tuesday.
Teresa Payton, former White House chief of information, showed that while the letter applies to a zoom version intended for US officials, it is still “good news” for the company, which is based in San Jose, California.
“I see it as a pragmatic note,” Payton said. She added that the General Services Administration “had to say something” due to the growing concern about Zoom’s security problems.
Zoom shares fell after hitting a record high last month, amid concerns about its security.
Recently, the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab said it has found “significant weaknesses” in cryptography that protects the confidentiality of zoom meetings, and evidence that cryptographic keys (essential parts of code that can be tapped) On conversations are sometimes sent to servers in China, even when the meeting participants were in North America.
It is precisely for this reason that the Taiwan government asked government agencies to stop using the Zoom app, which is the company’s latest blow while resisting criticism of its thriving platform on privacy and security.
Before Taiwan, Canada banned the program after knowing that the talks were being sent to servers in China, which affected the company, as well as security problems that it lacked in the service.
Some schools and companies have stopped using the service, including the Elon Musk space rocket company, SpaceX, which Reuters reported last week had prevented its employees from using the application.
Zoom did not comment on the memo, but referred to previous comments made by company CEO Eric Yuan, who publicly pledged to improve the service.
“We will triple work to improve privacy and security,” Yuan told CNN.