phishing Industry News

Three Steps for Basic BEC Defense

Weaponized fake emails are fooling businesses around the globe. When combined with easy access to information from business-facing social networks, BEC attacks now indiscriminately target everyone—from the smallest shops to the largest organizations in the world. The following three steps will put basic BEC defense in place at your organization:Use DMARC to get visibility into the scope of your potential BEC problem. DMARC will show you which servers around the Internet are sending email using your email domains—even the bad…
John Bowers
7 October 2019
dmarcian Detail Viewer dmarcian ToolsIndustry News

Detail Viewer Upgrades: Report Processing Optimization and DKIM Selector Visibility

We're incredibly excited to share recent improvements to one of the most heavily used elements of our application—the Detail Viewer. All of us at dmarcian are certain that you will find these updates to be useful throughout the process of DMARC deployment and management. We’ve added some performance enhancements to the data-analysis stage of report processing that has drastically reduced the time it takes for reports to generate. We find this especially impactful when generating reports with large datasets, filtering…
John Bowers
5 October 2019
Changes in Attitude Industry News

Changes in Attitudes Towards Email Security

Modern email has been around since the early 1980s; unfortunately, attitudes towards email authentication haven't grown with the times, even though it is such a mission-critical application. dmarcian marketing editor Vaughn Talbert sat down with Sales Director Tim Chase for a Q&A about Tim’s deep, broad experience in the email sector. What changes have you seen in email security? I started working in the email sector in 1998 at Sendmail, which was the open-source protocol for email, when they decided to…
Vaughn Talbert
3 October 2019
Videos

Videos on all things DMARC

We're very pleased to feature a series of short, technical videos that walk through various aspects of DMARC.  These videos draw upon the best of our training courses, are freely available and can be viewed at your leisure. These videos stand by themselves and should be accessible even to the less technically inclined among us. If you've got an hour and you'd like to become an expert in DMARC, view them in order and then let us know how you…
dmarcian
7 August 2019

How DMARC Contributes to Email Delivery and Engagement

In the State of Email Security, Mimecast reports that email “impersonation attacks increased almost 70 percent in comparison to the results in last year’s report – with 73 percent of those organizations impacted by impersonation attacks having experienced a direct loss, specifically loss of customers (28%), financial loss (29%) and data loss (40%). Phishing attacks were the most prominent type of cyberattack, with 94 percent of respondents having experienced phishing and spear phishing attacks in the previous 12 months, and…
John Bowers
26 July 2019
dmarcian Tools

RUA vs RUF

Once you’ve published DMARC records, DMARC data will typically begin to generate within a day or two in the form of reports that give you insight into the way your domains are handling email.  There are two forms of reports: RUA reports that provide a comprehensive view of all of a domain’s traffic, and RUF reports that are redacted copies of the individual emails that are not 100% compliant with DMARC.RUF data was originally intended to provide domain owners with…
Vaughn Talbert
25 June 2019