vendor management image DeploymentTechnical Guidance

Vendor Management: The Importance of Identifying Third-Party Sources

For many organizations, the deployment of DMARC across their domain catalog can involve many challenges. One such challenge is the identification of all third-party services, also called sources, that send email on behalf of one or more domains. Our Deployment Team recommends the important step of developing a strong process surrounding the risk assessment, procurement…
John Bowers
19 February 2020
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

What is a DMARC Record?

As a mission-driven company, dmarcian is focused on spreading the adoption of DMARC. Because of this, we interface with a wide range of people with varying degrees of knowledge. We thought we’d take a step back and take a look at something fundamental: What is a DMARC record? A DMARC record is a text entry…
Vaughn Talbert
3 February 2020
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

Top 5 DMARC Deployment Mistakes

With phishing exploits at an all-time high, there’s growing awareness of how DMARC can help protect domains and make email more trustworthy. It’s no secret that enacting DMARC can be a complex and intimidating process. DMARC project teams often enter uncharted territory and make mistakes as they deploy the DNS-based protocol. Our support and deployment…
John Bowers
29 January 2020
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DMARC Reporters Who Skip the DKIM Selectors

With the DMARC technical standard, the importance for reporters to include DKIM selectors in their reports cannot be minimized. DMARC aggregate reporting is high level and includes all the information you would expect is important and sometimes necessary to identify who sent the original email. The DKIM selector is vital when it comes to deciding…
Vaughn Talbert
20 January 2020
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

DKIM Selectors

This article takes a look at DKIM Selectors in particular. We explain: What DKIM Selectors are Where to find your own DKIM Selector To use DKIM, email servers are configured to attach special DKIM signatures to the emails they send. These signatures travel with the emails and are verified along the way by the email…
Vaughn Talbert
13 January 2020
Technical Guidance

DMARC and Email Deliverability

Deliverability, also referred to as inbox placement, is a key concern for today's marketers. With a background in email deliverability, dmarcian Strategic Alliances Manager Victor Minev discusses the effect that DMARC, and its underpinning technologies, has on inbox placement.DMARC and deliverability are obviously interconnected. Depending on who you ask, DMARC has either a  direct or…
Vaughn Talbert
9 December 2019
parked domain DeploymentTechnical Guidance

How to Handle Your Parked Domains

It is easy to overlook parked domains (also referred to as inactive domains) when it comes to email security. After all, these domains are typically inactive and in some cases not even configured to send email. However, they shouldn’t be overlooked. Failure to take proper precautions protecting inactive domains provides unique opportunities for third parties…
Vaughn Talbert
19 November 2019
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

RUF – What is it Good for?

Forensic (RUF) reporting was once widely used for email troubleshooting, but privacy concerns have now marginalized its use. With over seven years of email ecosystem experience, dmarcian Deployment Consultant Mohammed Zaman talks about what he sees as the rise and fall of forensic reporting and what the future may hold for it.When did you first…
Vaughn Talbert
13 November 2019
phishing Ecosystem NewsTechnical Guidance

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…
John Bowers
7 October 2019
Technical GuidanceVideos

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.…
dmarcian
7 August 2019