Zoom announced that it will launch Customer Managed Keys to help companies comply with strict regulations.
The company cites HIPAA and financial services regulations for Gramm-Leach Bliley and NY DFS as some of the unique regulatory requirements that certain industries must adhere to, which often means that companies are required to store their data in certain ways .
In blog post (opens in a new tab)Karthik Raman, Product Manager for the Zoom Group, explains that “all organizations have a different approach to protecting important information and maintaining compliance, and some need customized security solutions to do so.”
With the introduction of customer-managed keys, the videoconferencing platform hopes to handle a wider range of scenarios while “equipping [users] with the ability to protect certain data at rest within the Zoom Cloud infrastructure with [their] own encryption keys. ”
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If you choose to use this new method of securing your data, your files such as cloud recordings, voicemail, and calendar access tokens will remain encrypted but under your own key.
The Zoom Customer Managed Key includes the following productivity tools and resources:
- Zoom Meeting cloud recordings (including transcripts and chat texts)
- Zoom Webinars recordings in the cloud
- Zoom Phone voice messages and recordings
- Calendar access tokens for Zoom Rooms
- User calendar access tokens
- Microsoft Teams Access Tokens
- Archiving of meetings and webinars
The statement in the blog announcement reads: “We strive to provide the tools you need to navigate today’s complex regulatory landscape and tailor your security strategy to the unique needs of your organization.”
From launch, customers currently using the AWS Key Management Service will be able to use Zoom Customer Managed Keys, which can be configured from the “Security” tab of the Zoom Admin Portal or from within Zoom Global Services.