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Pentagon Releases Guidance on Use of Zoom Videoconferencing App

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The Department of Defense (DoD) released new guidance on the use of Zoom, a videoconferencing application, as more government employees telework due to the coronavirus pandemic, Voice of America reported Friday.

“DoD users may not host meetings using Zoom’s free or commercial offerings,” a spokesman for the Pentagon told VOA in an email Friday.

The spokesman said the DoD document allows the use of a paid-tier service – Zoom for Government – hosted in a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-certified cloud platform when videoconferences deal with “publicly releasable DoD information not categorized as ‘For Official Use Only.’”

The FBI announced on April 1 that cyber adversaries could take advantage of vulnerabilities in Zoom and other videoconfencing apps to “steal sensitive information, target individuals and businesses performing financial transactions, and engage in extortion.”

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