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MeriTalk News Brief: Threat of Email Impersonators Grows

In this roundup of government IT news, Meritalk takes note of the Ponemon Institute research Valimail sponsored and published. "The survey also found that 77 percent found it very urgent to secure email from cyber attacks, but about half of organizations don’t have a schedule to review their security infrastructure."
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All the news, big and small, from the DHS cyber summit

In Politico's Morning Cybersecurity newsletter, reporter Tim Starks mentions today's research from Ponemon Institute and Valimail. "Eight in 10 companies are very concerned about email-based threats," Starks wrote.

Firms Are Ill-Prepared For Email Attacks: Study

MediaPost covers the latest CIO/CISO survey from Ponemon Institute and Valimail, noting, "IT personnel are greatly worried about email phishing attacks. But only 29% say their firms are taking serious steps to prevent them, and a minority — 39% — feel they are spending enough."
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The Disconnect Between Understanding Email Threats and Preventing Them

Ponemon surveyed 650 IT and IT security professionals who have a role in securing email applications and/or protecting end-users from email threats. It found, according to Ponemon, a "disconnect between concerns about email threats and fraud and the lack of action taken by companies represented in this study."

Research: Increasing Business Email Compromise (BEC) Incidents Push Corporations To Prioritize Email Anti-impersonation Initiatives

Valimail, the world's only provider of fully automated email authentication, shared research findings from the Ponemon Institute today that indicate most companies believe they’ve experienced serious data breaches driven by email impersonation in the past 12 months – but are not doing nearly enough to prevent future impersonation attacks.
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Russian hack targeting senator makes me want to break up with email

Cnet's Laura Hautala wrote about the recent spate of attacks on Senate staffers, quoting Valimail CEO Alexander García-Tobar: "It turns out impersonation is both the easiest and most common way that people get tricked on email."
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DMARC Compliance Lacking in 28 Percent of .Gov Agencies

ThreatPost's Tom Spring covers the government's progress in implementing BOD 18-01, and quotes a Valimail spokesperson on the significance of DMARC alignment: “This is the key to DMARC as a fraud prevention tool: It actually ensures that what the recipient sees is trustworthy.”

Authentically Yours: New BIMI Chair Hopes To Scale Up Email Logo Program

Ray Schultz of MediaPost wrote this profile of Valimail's Seth Blank, who was recently named chair of the AuthIndicators Working Group, a vendor-neutral organization that oversees development of the BIMI standard.

11 Strategies To Prevent Problems in the Workplace

"I believe in the power of human interaction," Valimail director of people operations James Banares says in this HR article on Forbes. "HR leaders should continue to foster an environment where they speak with employees often, position themselves in an office where they can interact with people, and continue to have touch bases throughout the … Continued
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The public tools Russia allegedly used to hack America’s election

Twelve Russian nationals were indicted by the U.S. Justice Department July 13, in connection with breaches into the Democratic National Committee in 2016. “Once again, email attacks and spear-phishing [are] the root of a lot of these types of breaches,” said Alexander García Tobar, co-founder and CEO of Valimail, quoted in the article.