Identity Intelligence Blog

One Year Later: Federal Mandate for Email Authentication Huge Success

Responding to BOD 18-01, agencies rally to complete the fastest sector-wide adoption of DMARC One year ago, the Department of Homeland Security announced its Binding Operational Directive 18-01, a mandate for all federal executive branch domains to implement stronger security standards. Specifically, BOD 18-01 required the adoption of HTTPS and DMARC, an email authentication standard […]

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DMARC: A 12-Month Triumph for DHS—and the Nation

Today is the deadline set by the Department of Homeland Security for all executive branch agencies to fully adopt Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), the email authentication protocol needed to prevent phishing attacks that hijack or mimic their domains. In the past 24 hours, Agari has analyzed federal DMARC adoption on the eve […]

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BEC Email Scams Targeting Wealth, Retirement Pros on the Rise

New forms of phishing attacks and other advanced email threats can cost your clients—and your brand—more than you may realize. You could call her a dream client: well-heeled, well-connected, and surely worth a fortune in potential referrals. But when a pair of business email compromise (BEC) attacks against an accountant at her wealth management firm […]

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As Regulatory Pressures Mount, Email Attacks Become #1 Vulnerability

NYDFS, HIPAA, GDPR? As Cyber-defenses are Hardened to Comply with an Alphabet Soup of  Regulatory Mandates, Organizations are Growing More Vulnerable to Cyberattack—Not Less Name the industry, and it’s safe to say that regulatory governance efforts have IT and security teams racing to erect new cyber-defenses to address a rising tide of domestic and international […]

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Is Office 365 an Email Fraudster’s Paradise?

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is on the rise, and Office 365 users are among the most heavily targeted. With new LinkedIn-integration features potentially upping the stakes, here’s what you need to know now. It’s official: Office 365 users will soon be able to co-edit documents from within LinkedIn. But who wins more—businesses and their employees? […]

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BEC: Future-Proofing Your Investment in Email Security

Combining cloud-based email with cloud-native email security dramatically increases the ROI and efficacy of email security An 80% spike in business email compromise (BEC), phishing and other advanced email attacks in recent months is enough to raise alarms for any chief executive. After all, the focus should be on executing to plan, not dodging cyber […]

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