Video conferencing platform Zoom has hired former Salesforce executive Jason Lee as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). File picture: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Video conferencing platform Zoom has hired former Salesforce executive Jason Lee as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). File picture: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Zoom hires former Salesforce executive Jason Lee as CISO

By IANS Time of article published Jun 25, 2020

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Video conferencing platform Zoom has hired former Salesforce executive Jason Lee as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Lee's appointment to the new role which will go into effect from June 29 comes as Zoom nears the end of its 90-day security and privacy plan announced in the wake of criticisms it faced after usage of the platform skyrocketed due to early Covid-19 restrictions.

Lee will lead Zoom's security team and report to Aparna Bawa, Zoom's Chief Operating Officer, the company said on Wednesday.

"Zoom is on an incredible journey of growth and I am thrilled to bring my experience of running world-class security organizations to the company," Lee said on his appointment.

"Ensuring that customers trust our products is of the utmost importance and I look forward to working with the team to continue instilling security into the DNA of Zoom."

Lee brings to the new role 20 years of expertise in information security and operating mission critical services.

He was most recently the Senior Vice President of Security Operations at Salesforce, and previously was Principal Director of Security Engineering at Microsoft.

Zoom said it has become the platform of choice for over 300 million daily meeting participants, including those at some of the world's largest enterprises.

To provide users with an enhanced work from home experience, leading Cloud-based workplace communication and collaboration platform Flock announced the launch of four new features including Zoom integration.

"We're excited to introduce a smooth integration with Zoom that allows users to join their next Zoom video conference directly from within Flock," the platform said.

Flock also announced emoji updates, video recording and a feedback tool.

With the new video recording feature, enterprise users will now have the option to record every video conference from the beginning, Flock said, adding that it saw an 800 per cent jump in video calls with the rise in remote work due to the pandemic.

"Just type the slash command /video to launch a video call within any channel with automatic video recording, and the rest will be taken care of. After the call ends, one can get the recordings from Admin Controls dashboard at any time," Flock said.

Now, users can request the features they want to see in Flock right within the app itself. The new Flock Feedback tool takes the user's feature request and sends it straight to Flock's product team.

So users now do not have to email and wait for someone to respond.

Flock said it now supports skin tone options for emoji in Channels.

--IANS

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