The 2020-21 Awards Night: Remastered to Remove the Hack

It was an evening to reward and recognize Rotarians in District 5110 for outstanding service during a challenging Rotary year.
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Cindi O'Neil

District Rotary Foundation Chair

By PDG Cindi O’Neil

It was an evening to reward and recognize Rotarians in District 5110 for outstanding service during a challenging Rotary year. Recording live on Zoom, on September 15, a hacker interrupted the event.  Remastered by PDG Bill Grile the recording is now on youTube for you to see: https://youtu.be/F9_TRDZxpMc   A huge shout out for PDG Bill for editing this ceremony and an apology to all of you amazing Rotarians who may have missed a live presentation of your well-deserved award.

How do we avoid this in the future?  Rotarian Michael Cottam of the RC Greater Bend recommends these steps:

  1. Do not post the link to the Zoom call in a public place like the eNews, your unsecured website, or Dacdb. Send the link out, password protected, in personal emails.
  2. On Zoom: Engage the waiting room in advance of your meeting. During the meeting have two backroom techs on hand, one to monitor who is being let in through the waiting room and one to operate the presentation.
  3. IF your Zoom call is hacked do this:
    1. At the bottom of your Zoom screen Click the Security button and select “Suspend Participant Activities.”
    2. From the same Security menu click “Remove Participant” (the hacker). This also notify’ s the Zoom safety team of the hack.
    3. Then turn back on some of the participant functions one by one. I would recommend you just turn on the unmute button for the speaker.

 

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