With email attacks contributing to billions of lost dollars each year, a growing number of organizations are adopting Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) in an effort to protect themselves and their customers from fraudsters.
When we first flipped on the lights in 2009, we knew we were embarking on an endeavor that wouldn’t be achieved overnight. We wanted to be deliberate, to build a rock-solid foundation—not a quick fix—that would support an email security ecosystem. We anticipated the hefty innovation and investment needed. But we also knew that investment would ultimately yield a durable solution that would change forever the security of the Internet. DMARC is the perfect example. It took three years for us to develop and roll out. Today, it’s the bedrock of email authentication, universally.
You did it! You can now take a quiz and accurately answer "What Is DMARC?"! Next you've generated your DMARC record, implemented your policy, and authenticated your email domains. DMARC is no easy feat in itself and now, after DNS requests, third-party conference calls and writing internal policies, you are ready...to enforce a stricter DMARC policy!
Only three months ago, the Agari team published our first in-depth analysis on how the top candidates for the US presidency compared when it comes to email security. The kinds of email attacks that helped derail Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in 2016 are only getting more sophisticated, and new data released today shows that campaigns are not taking the threat as seriously as they should.
Your email is about to get safer if you are a Gmail user! This week in the Gmail Blog, Product Manager John Rae-Grant talked about a couple of changes to Gmail on the web that will allow users to see if an email might not be as secure as it should be.
Lately, the question of DANE vs DMARC has been coming up quite a bit. While both DANE and DMARC involve “authentication”, there are significantly different things meant by each. Let’s start by addressing the underlying technologies.