The US Department of Homeland Security announced last week that it is taking steps to ensure better email security across the federal government, in response to a recent letter from Sen. Wyden. This is good news considering only 10% of the government’s domains currently employ some level of the DMARC protocol.
“We welcome DHS’s call for ‘all parties to contribute’ to its e-mail security efforts,” said Phil Reitinger, CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. “We are happy to see that DHS fully recognizes the value that DMARC offers. We applaud the leadership role that DHS has taken in this matter and are hopeful that this process leads to the full implementation of DMARC across the federal government.”