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US elections are still vulnerable to email spoofing

A recent Valimail report spells out several potential threats that can impact election security, Scott Matteson reports.

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Number of spoof attempts on domains drops to “near zero” within months of DMARC enforcement

Despite an increase in usage, a Valimail report found that of the 933,000 organizational domains with DMARC, only 13% are at enforcement.

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How some presidential campaigns use DMARC to protect their domains from being spoofed

DMARC can prevent spammers from using a trusted domain name to send junk mail, a useful tactic for the presidential campaigns and for your organization, according to security provider Valimail.

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Survey: Customers want integration and strategic support from security vendors

TechRepublic’s coverage of our CISO survey notes that “vendors get low marks for customer support and committing to benchmarks.”

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Only 1 in 5 enterprises have DMARC records set up with an enforcement policy

More companies than ever are adopting new email security methods, like DMARC, but few actually put them to full use, TechRepublic reports, citing Valimail’s research.

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More than 3B fake emails sent daily as phishing attacks persist

TechRepublic’s James Sanders covers Valimail’s research, with this summary: “Some 140,000 more domains are using DMARC records since the start of 2019, though DMARC-based enforcement remains complex to implement.”

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90% of large tech companies vulnerable to email spoofing

Most companies have not implemented standards for authenticating emails and preventing hackers from successful phishing attacks, according to Valimail.

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Why you need to use DMARC and SPF on mail servers to prevent phishing and fraud

“For nearly two decades, phishing has been a clear and present danger to businesses,” writes James Sanders in TechRepublic. “Fortunately, the use of email authentication is growing across industries.” Sanders’s article cites figures from Valimail’s Q4 Email Fraud Landscape and explains why DMARC (and SPF) matter.

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The biggest phishing attacks of 2018 and how companies can prevent them in 2019

TechRepublic’s Scott Matteson interviewed Alexander García-Tobar, the CEO and co-founder of Valimail, to find out more about phishing and how organizations can prevent it. The resulting Q&A is an excellent overview of the state of phishing and BEC today, why BEC continues to grow as a cyberattack vector, and what companies can do to prevent it.

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