Domain–based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is a standard email authentication method. DMARC can help mail administrators prevent hackers and other attackers from spoofing their business.
The bad guys, cybercriminals are sending over three billion emails, phishing for your humans opening the email. The emails appear to come from someone they know and/or trust. They are spoofing (the act of disguising a communication from an unknown source as being from a known, trusted source) your humans. The sender could appear to be from a vendor/partner your company does business with regularly, or an internal person, possibly from a C-Suite.
Google, which blocks approximately 100 million phishing emails every day, says an average phishing campaign doesn’t last longer than 12 minutes.
Although, this phishing email might sound simple, they work and that’s why so many of these messages are distributed by cyber criminals. According to a report by Valimail, an email security company, three billion spoofing messages are sent every day, accounting for 1% of all email traffic.
So how do you assure this will not happen to your company? DMARC could be the simple answer. It’s an email authentication protocol that, when implemented, means only authorized senders can send email using the domain, preventing spam emails being sent.
Email continues to be most popular platform for malware distribution
The Valimail report also claims that domains without DMARC are five times more likely to be targeted with spoofing, which means that it’s important to still adopt this policy. “Privacy laws already exist in Europe and parts of the United States, and if a company does any business in those areas, a DMARC policy at enforcement is essential,” said Alexander García-Tobar, CEO and co-founder, Valimail.
CIT is here and ready to assist your company with DMARC. CONTACT US TODAY
Corporate Information Technologies provides small to mid-market organizations with expert I.T. services including compliance assessment, cybersecurity penetration tests, and comprehensive business continuity planning services. Corporate Information Technologies can help organizations, quantify, create, refine, and mitigate the risks presented by business threatening disasters in whatever form they may be disguised.
Contact us to learn more and let us show you how good I.T. can be — Don’t Gamble With Your Security