NSHE Issues Guiding Document on Cyber Security

The Nevada System of Higher Education issued its Virtual Collaboration Tools Security Tips guiding document related to the new and disturbing practice called “ZoomBombing,” where individuals use video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Teams, or BlueJeans, to post disruptive and sometimes graphic content or hijack meetings.

Unfortunately, this is a nationwide trend and Nevada’s public higher education institutions are not immune to it.

Individuals scheduling, hosting, and attending meetings using these video conferencing platforms should remain cyber aware to protect their content and meeting.

This document is intended for virtual meetings that are not subject to Nevada’s Open Meeting Law (OML). For institutions that use these tools to conduct meetings subject to the OML, their information technology department should be involved in securing those meetings while ensuring the public’s ability to participate.

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The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.

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