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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 and management of third-party services that send emails on behalf of your domains.An organization’s vendor-management process can identify DMARC maintenance issues whenever vendors are onboarded,…
John Bowers
19 February 2020

Obstacles along the Path to Wider DMARC Adoption

With over 18 years of relationship management experience in the digital realm, dmarcian’s Senior Technical Account Manager Dan Levinson shares his insights on DMARC as a best practice and obstacles to adoption within the email ecosystem.As a mission-driven company, dmarcian is dedicated to improving and securing the entire world’s email by making DMARC accessible to all. We are interested in the pathways people take to learn about and adopt domain security measures, along with any obstacles they encounter along the…
Vaughn Talbert
11 February 2020

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? The DMARC record exists as part of your DNS record. So let’s start there.DNS stands for Domain Name System, and DNS records route traffic on the internet—a database that maps human-friendly URLs…
Vaughn Talbert
3 February 2020
Industry News

DMARC in 2020 – A Look Forward

The end of the year offers a chance to pause and reflect on what 2020 may have in store. dmarcian's General Manager of the Americas, Ed Carroll, shares his predictions for DMARC in 2020.The end of the year can sometimes seem like an arbitrary mark on the calendar, but as it approaches, I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t pause to reflect on the year that has passed and to imagine what the next year has in store. It…
Vaughn Talbert
18 December 2019
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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 to abuse them. For the purposes where dmarcian is involved, a parked domain is a domain that isn’t actively in use for sending email. It is…
Vaughn Talbert
19 November 2019
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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