In the spring, several of Sweden’s universities had problems with sabotage at digital meetings and lectures at Zoom, and even then MSB warned that this could happen.
When MSB warned last spring of a possible breach of the video conferencing tool Zoom, there were only known cases in the United States. But according to a survey conducted by TT, more than half of the responding universities had been involved in unauthorized access and disrupted lectures and other digital gatherings.
At one of the universities, for example, American voices are said to have shouted out racist comments during a dissertation, Ekot reported earlier today.
Another university exposed is Karlstad University.
– Then we did not have the routine in place to turn off the possibility of sharing material from outside. We have it in place today, says Mats Möller, IT manager at Karlstad University.
Gradually, the schools have learned how to prevent unauthorized people from entering digital meetings, says Hedvig Kylberg who works at the unit for operational cyber security at MSB
– Just as many universities have done, the staff has been trained in the handling of these tools. It has alleviated the problems, says Hedvig Kylberg.
Examples of measures one can take is to send invitations via e-mail directly to those who will be attending the meeting. It is also possible to let people be locked into the meeting, instead of connecting directly themselves. Another function is to limit the powers of those who participate in the Zoom meeting, so that only the meeting organizer can show, for example, pictures to the participants.
Since the incident at Karlstad University, several of these measures have been taken to prevent similar things from happening again.
– Today we feel safe. This was in March and since then we have had both dissertations and lectures and to my knowledge nothing similar has happened again, says Andreas Nyström, doctoral student in English literature at Karlstad University.
Source: ICELAND NEWS