Zoom announced that Zoom’s acquisition of Keybase will accelerate Zoom’s plan to build end-to-end encryption that can reach current Zoom scalability. Keybase offers end-to-end encrypted chat, file-sharing, and code-hosting all based on a cryptographic platform and it is dedicated to security, cryptography, strong identity, and privacy. Zoom announced that the Keybase team will provide important contributions to Zoom’s 90-day plan to proactively identify, address, and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of its platform.
End-to-end encrypted communications
The company also stated that leaders from Zoom and Keybase will work together to determine the future of the Keybase product. Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom, said,
“There are end-to-end encrypted communications platforms. There are communications platforms with easily deployable security. There are enterprise-scale communications platforms. We believe that no current platform offers all of these. This is what Zoom plans to build, giving our users security, ease of use, and scale, all at once. The first step is getting the right team together. Keybase brings deep encryption and security expertise to Zoom, and we’re thrilled to welcome Max and his team. Bringing on a cohesive group of security engineers like this significantly advances our 90-day plan to enhance our security efforts.”