DMARC Email Security Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Angela Cheong
Apr. 14, 2014 by Angela Cheong

Right off the bat, 2014 seems to be a year of great security peril. We’ve had to deal with the fallout of the Target data breach, and the news brings us a never-ending stream of stories and warnings about keeping our accounts secure.

While the Online Trust Alliance 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide states that 2013 was a record year for data security breaches, with 740 million records being exposed, I’m betting 2014 might well top that with the extensive number of sites being compromised by Heartbleed. Personally, I’ve had to change my passwords more times than I can count this year.

While the importance of security is surely underscored by these incidents, the news hasn’t been all bad. In fact, when it comes to email security and abuse, we appear to be entering a new era where phishing exploits are drastically reduced. Recently, PayPal – one of the most-spoofed brands online – reported that suspicious email has decreased by more than 70% during 2013 with DMARC implementation. Similarly, Twitter reports that they’ve gone from seeing as many as 110 million phishing emails per day down to just a few thousand.

At Message Systems, we’re big fans of email security, and have long been proponents of email security and DMARC email implementation. (Quick aside: our software is fully compatible with double DKIM signing as required in Gmail feedback loop reporting as well.)

When it comes to DMARC, widespread industry support and adoption is key, hence we sat down with our partner and email deliverability expert, Return Path, for a quick chat about the importance of industry wide DMARC email adoption. Here’s what John Arnold, Senior Director of Product Marketing, had to say.

Looking for more resources on DMARC? Try the How DMARC Is Saving Email eBook!

How DMARC Is Saving Email

Share your Thoughts

Your email address will not be published.

Related Content

Are you Realizing the Big Rewards of Email Deliverability?

We did the math, learn how email deliverability is calculated, how it impacts your bottom line, and how to improve it for better engagement rates and ROI.

read more

Why Attestations Are Just One Part of Your Cloud Security Program

Attestations are a necessity for any cloud security program. Here’s why you need to look beyond just checking the boxes to ensure your perimeter is secure.

read more

Operating DNS on the AWS Network: Challenges and Lessons

Learn how our team worked with AWS to address a challenging DNS performance issue—and tips for troubleshooting with the AWS support team.

read more

Start sending email in minutes!

The world’s most powerful email delivery solution is now yours in a developer-friendly, quick to set up cloud service. Open a SparkPost account today!

Get Started

Send this to a friend