DMARC Compliance

(Spear) Phishing issue – you’re doing it wrong and it’s costing you money !!

Phishing, once a key threat in the banking and finance sector, has now become a technique used by hackers targeting every industry sector – none is immune. The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report always make a great read !. Phishing, spear phishing, Business Email Compromise (BEC), whaling, CEO Email Abuse and of course SPAM – …

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O365 – Easy guide to add DMARC

Microsoft’s O365 platform supports the email authentication protocol called DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance). This protocol prevents spammers from illegitimately using your email domain and sending email with a “From” address that makes email appear to come from someone in your domain. The impact of spammers illegitimately using your domain to send spam …

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GSuite – Easy guide to add DMARC

Gmail supports the email authentication protocol called DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance). This protocol prevents spammers from illegitimately using your email domain and sending email with a “From” address that makes email appear to come from someone in your domain. The impact of spammers illegitimately using your domain to send spam or junk …

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Gmail for Business and O365 users – DMARC is free !!

Ok I admit it – I am a DMARC advocate, evangelist and all round believer in this standard. Key takeaway – DMARC protocol is FREE and you can implement DMARC whilst you do a review for the best email cloud security/filtering platform – they are independent of each other. Scenario – I’m at dinner with …

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Yes, phishing DOES leave a DMARC trail !

Interesting report with great insight from two industry heavyweights focused on the protection of email domains against abuse, Anti Phishing Working Group (APWG) and dmarcian Inc detailed some surprising results. The report combined APWG’s eCX databases holding approx 27 million reports and 8 million IPs with dmarcian’s HUGE database consisting of 2 billion reports and …

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Starting your SPF journey ? Add DMARC for greater success !

SPF (Sender Policy Framework) has been around for a decade but there are still many organizations that don’t have it implemented or are just beginning the journey. With email borne threats compromising the majority of attacks against both large and small organizations, SPF has been and still is an excellent starting point to authenticate the …

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$100M email fraud and the DON’T of DMARC Compliance

There’s an old saying that rings true most of the time and way too often namely “the plumber’s house has the worst plumbing in the street, or relating it back to technology “an online service provider still running on physical non virtualized servers”. The key message here is that for those that should know better …

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Email – No longer set and forget.

Email borne threats have increased exponentially over the last decade. Our dependence on the humble email has fundamentally changed the way we do business.  The Radicati Group in their latest Email Statistics Report indicates that there are approximately 3.8 billion email users in 2018 that send close to 282 billion emails per day. From the outset of its …

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Aristotle and his contribution to preventing email domain spoofing.

Well over 2 thousand years ago, Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, defined a concept that we know and use today – that of causality typically known as “cause and effect”. In fact, he proposed that causality has 4 contributing factors or causes, that can identify the reason of anything occurring. Don’t worry – you haven’t landed …

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Simple Techniques to mitigate Business Email Compromise (BEC)

This week, another major secure email gateway provider aka anti virus provider, announced new features to deal with the growing problem of business email compromise (BEC) or email spoofing. ​ Business Email Compromise (BEC), CEO email abuse, spear phishing, whaling, email domain spoofing – these are some of the terms that are used to describe …

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