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How to Protect Citizens from Cybercrime

On October 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 18-01 that mandates the implementation of specific security standards to strengthen email and website security among government agencies. Citizens rely on their email for everything from paying bills to receiving medical records, so protecting email from cybercriminals is critical. In […]

How do I create a DMARC record and what does it look like?

What is a DMARC Record?  A DMARC record defines the DMARC record rule sets and serves as the foundation of DMARC implementation. If a domain is set for DMARC, DMARC records alert email recipients. If this is the case, the DMARC record will contain the domain owner’s policy. A DMARC entry also includes a DNS […]

What in the World Is DMARC?

          DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) is an email authentication mechanism designed to combat spam, spoofing, and phishing. Essentially, this email validation system was designed to defend your domain from various types of cybercrime. PayPal developed the DMARC email security standard in 2012 with assistance from Google, Microsoft, and […]

What is DMARC and what is it designed to do?

Anyone involved in email security today is likely familiar with the DMARC standard and its role in helping to secure email from threats like spam, phishing and email spoofing. But what is DMARC exactly, and how does it add another layer of security to business email systems? Email is the primary way we communicate, and […]