Zoom-the American communications technology company recently purchased Keybase-a group of experts that offers end-to-end encryption security services as well as secure messaging and filesharing services.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Zoom, Eric S. Yuan, “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.”
While confirming the new purchase, Eric S. Yuan added; “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.”
Max Krohn, a co-founder and developer at Keybase, also expressed excitement about the move. According to him, “Keybase is thrilled to join Team Zoom!”.
Also, “Our team is passionate about security and privacy, and it is an honor to be able to bring our encryption expertise to a platform used by hundreds of millions of participants a day,” Max Krohn continued.
The new members of Zoom’s security engineers will work together with existing members to ensure that Zoom’s 90-day plan to enhance security efforts and privacy knack of the video conferencing platform becomes a reality.
Furthermore, Max Krohn will oversee the team though he will reports directly to the CEO of Zoom, Eric S. Yuan.
Meanwhile, the terms and conditions of the business deal were concealed, the two parties will agree to figure out what happens to the other staff of Keybase and their products.