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DMARC: The only 3 tags you really need

The DMARC standard defines a number of different tags that can be used in a DMARC record. Some of these tags are require...

by Peter Goldstein
September 18, 2018
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Why CMOs and CISOs should be BFFs

The needs of marketing and IT/security teams rarely overlap in a way that’s beneficial for both, but in the words of the...

by Gabby Williams
September 5, 2018
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What email authentication is — and why it matters

In the beginning, the Internet wizards created email. And it was good: Email’s relatively simple protocols let anyone co...

by Valimail
February 28, 2018
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What is SPF?

Related posts: What is email authentication? What is DMARC? What is DKIM? The five key standards of email authenticatio...

by Valimail
May 5, 2017
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Valimail earns recognition from MIT sloan CIO Symposium

MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, site of the MITSloan CIO Symposium. Photo credit: Gunnar Klack/Flickr We’re happy to announce t...

by Valimail
May 4, 2017
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What is email authentication?

Related posts: What is DMARC? What is SPF? What is DKIM? The five key standards of email authentication For most of th...

by Valimail
April 26, 2017
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Banks Adopt Email Authentication, But There’s More to Do

Banks take security seriously. Photo by Jason Baker/Flickr. The march toward universal email authentication continues. T...

by Valimail
April 3, 2017
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Being Careful About Links Is Not Enough

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Q3 2016 report (.pdf), there are over 100,000 unique phishing sites activ...

by Valimail
March 24, 2017
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Spear phishers use fake email threads, fake SPF authentication

Spear phishing has gotten a lot more sophisticated since this photo was taken. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr I work ...

by Steve Whittle
March 14, 2017
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FTC: Companies Are Embracing Email Authentication — Partially

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that U.S. companies seem to understand the value of email authentication — ...

by Valimail
March 4, 2017
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Email Authentication and Mailing Lists Haven’t Worked Well Together — Until Now

DMARC and email lists: BFFs at last. Photo source: Pixabay One of the most common technical concerns we hear about email...

by Valimail
March 3, 2017
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Even Cyber Security Leaders Struggle With Email Safety

RSA is one of the largest cybersecurity providers in the world, and its annual conference in San Francisco, happening th...

by Alexander García-Tobar
February 23, 2017
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How DMARC Handles Domains and Subdomains in Email Addresses (Part 1)

DMARC uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to store records indicating how email receivers should evaluate incoming message...

by Peter Goldstein
February 10, 2017
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An Open Letter to the Trump Administration

Dear President-Elect Trump: As you take office on January 20, we are writing with a modest proposal: Make email great ag...

by Valimail
January 19, 2017
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Russian Phishing Attack Uses Harvard Emails — Due to Lack of Email Authentication

Harvard Kennedy School’s Littauer Building. Photo credit: KAKM on en.wikipedia A Russian phishing attack used a fake Har...

by Valimail
December 20, 2016
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The Presidential Commission on Cybersecurity Overlooked the Biggest Attack Vector

Facepalm. Photo credit: mrhong42/Flickr The U.S. Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity recently de...

by Valimail
December 13, 2016
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Valimail CEO Explains the Basics of Email Authentication in Wharton Podcast

Valimail CEO and cofounder Alexander García-Tobar recently spoke on the Wharton Business School talk show “Bay Area Vent...

by Valimail
December 5, 2016
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Email Authentication Accelerates, But Enterprises Struggle to Get It Right

A bit like building a gate and then leaving it open. Photo credit: h.koppdelaney More and more domains are adopting DMAR...

by Valimail
December 1, 2016
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Homeland Security Chief Warns About Phishing Threat

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at an event in 2015. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr “The most devastating at...

by Valimail
November 25, 2016
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Email Impersonation Knows No Borders

Hello…Elvis? Photo credit: Gunnshots Email impersonation scams, also known as business email compromise (BEC) or p...

by Valimail
November 17, 2016
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RSA Threat Report Reveals 308% Year-over-Year Phishing Rise

RSA reports a meteoric rise in phishing.RSA’s Q2 2016 Threat Report tells a strong story of phishing on the increase. So...

by Valimail
November 9, 2016
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Can DMARC Do for Email What SSL Certificates Did for E-commerce?

Email authentication can help secure our cloud services just like SSL did our servers. Image credit: FutUndBeidl Valimai...

by Valimail
October 24, 2016
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New Trump Email Security Concerns Extend to Email Authentication and DMARC

The tweet that started the whole thing. The IT press is blowing up with stories about the insecurity of various Trump or...

by Valimail
October 19, 2016
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Arizona Voter Registration System Hack Stemmed from Spear Phish

The bears may have been at it again. Photo credit Marcin Wichary In this season of beleaguered IT security for American ...

by Valimail
October 13, 2016
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Government Guidance for Email Authentication Has Arrived in USA and UK

Photo courtesy of GDS Technology blog. We recently discussed governmental organizations that send out warnings rathe...

by Valimail
October 5, 2016
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Spear Phishing Attacks Now Aimed at Unlocking Mobile Devices

Image courtesy of Joonas Kiminki and I guess the original phisher. Unlocking a lost or stolen mobile device can be very ...

by Valimail
September 27, 2016
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Attention Governments: Defense, Not Warnings, Is the Answer to Phishing

It’s been all too common a story this year. A certain government organization learns that phishing emails spoofing its i...

by Valimail
September 21, 2016
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Study: Even sophisticated users can’t resist clicking on links in emails

Photo credit: Tim Franklin Photography All too often, companies respond to the threat of phishing attacks by punishing t...

by Valimail
September 14, 2016
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One of Europe’s biggest companies just lost $45M in a business email scam

Leoni Group’s office in Bisitra, Romania, targeted by scammers. Leoni AG, a billion-dollar (market cap) manufacturer of ...

by Valimail
September 7, 2016
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Canada Post warns of Phishing Scam , but Leaves the Door Open to Phishers

Canada Post mailbox. Photo by Cliffano Subagioa The official postal service of Canada recently warned customers to be on...

by Valimail
August 12, 2016
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Krebs Gives Trump Campaign, DNC, RNC Failing Security Grade for DMARC

Unfortunately, not in a cute way. Photo credit: Ally/Flickr. Krebs on Security today published an article describing how...

by Valimail
July 25, 2016
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Not Worried About BEC? Here’s How Bad It Can Get

Image: thethreesisters/FlickrTurns out some people have given away a whole lot of money to BEC scams.  Business email c...

by Valimail
July 14, 2016
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Why Training on Its Own Doesn’t Work as a Spear Phishing Defense

Training won’t get there on its own. Image: US Embassy/Flickr A recent IT World Canada article discusses a presentation ...

by Valimail
July 6, 2016
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Valimail in the WSJ: “Not surprised” by FBI report showing $3.1 billion lost to email scams

Image via flickr/Dave Newman An FBI announcement released last week claimed that $3.1 Billion has been lost to business ...

by Valimail
June 22, 2016
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Corporations Understand DMARC Is Critical. So Why Can’t They Get to Enforcement?

Photo credit: Chris Lim/Flickr The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently published the 2016 results of its annual Online ...

by Valimail
June 14, 2016
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What Uber can teach banks — and other enterprises — about email security

Old bank vault door. Photo credit: John W. Iwanski/Flickr Phishing scams are costing American businesses big bucks. ...

by Valimail
June 8, 2016
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DMARC Moves to Mainstream with Gartner Recommendation

In its recent report Fighting Phishing: Protect Your Brand Gartner lays out a series of recommended steps to reduce the ...

by Valimail
June 6, 2016
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Senior Execs Fired for Spear Phishing Success

In the wake of the much-discussed payroll company that fired an employee for falling victim to a spear phishing scam, an...

by Tyrone Lou
May 26, 2016
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W-2 Phishing Attacks Leave All Companies Exposed

Something is missing in our security plan here. Photo: Bill Smith/Flickr If you have been following online security thre...

by Tyrone Lou
May 18, 2016
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A Better Way to Respond to Phishing Attacks

An employee at payroll service provider Alpha Payroll got fired for falling victim to a phishing scam, as CSO Magazine’s...

by Valimail
May 18, 2016
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Introducing Valimail

Not actually a Valimail rocket. Photo credit: NASA From inception, our vision has been to do something unique and audaci...

by Valimail
May 9, 2016
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Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

Fish drawing from 1801, via the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Flickr Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they’re getti...

by Valimail
May 5, 2016
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Why you shouldn’t be afraid to insert email authentication into your DNS

The Domain Name System is one of the core services on the Internet. It’s not much of an exaggeration to state that if DN...

by Valimail
December 21, 2015
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DKIM for ESPs: The struggle of living up to the ideal

Note: A version of this post also appeared on CircleID. Given the increase in email fraud (phishing) and an increasingly...

by Valimail
December 15, 2015
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