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On October 30th, GCA will provide a webinar about DMARC. In this webinar, GCA will provide an overview of DMARC, which explains what DMARC protects against, why it is important to implement, and the various components involved with implementation.

DMARC is considered the industry standard for email authentication to prevent attacks in which malicious third parties send harmful email using a counterfeit address. DMARC stops email impersonation – by implementing DMARC, domains lower the odds of their domains being spoofed and used for phishing attacks on recipients. The result of a domain not implementing any form of DMARC policy is exposing its recipients to possible phishing attacks and, unsurprisingly, 91% of all cyber-attacks begin with a phishing email.

Since June 2016, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has been working to accelerate adoption of DMARC through advocacy, by providing a set of tools, and campaigns to drive deployment. GCA also measured the economic impact of DMARC. In just a few short years, GCA’s DMARC initiative has resulted in more than 5,700 organizations across more than 180 countries adopting DMARC. This has led to estimated financial benefits of more than $19 Million USD in 2018 across a diverse array of industries and governments.Moreover, the $19M estimate is merely from GCA’s activity. GCA’s other partners, including nonprofit organizations, commercial vendors, governments, and enterprises are also deploying and supporting the deployment of DMARC. For these organizations, the most-affected 1% of them will save $302,000 per year solely from reducing business email compromise (BEC) through DMARC, even assuming only 1% of BEC emails lead to action. If that number grows to 5%, the loss reduction for that 1% is $1.3M per year. Adding that up across the Internet is a big number, and that is from BEC losses alone.

Join us on October 30th. Register here.

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Join us on September 9, 2019 to kick-off our six week DMARC Bootcamp!

The Bootcamp will familiarize participants with DMARC and guide them through the process of implementing DMARC to policy level “none”.  Also, GCA and partners will be there every step of the way to assist with resources and guidance.

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The Global Cyber Alliance's DMARC Bootcamp starts September 9th, 2019.

 

Time Magazine published an article this month reporting why the 2020 presidential campaigns are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, including a mention of recent Global Cyber Alliance research on the state of email security of the early Democratic presidential candidates.

“In March, the DNC moved up a briefing for campaign staffs about email security after an analysis from security advocacy group Global Cyber Alliance reported just four of the 14 declared major candidates had secured email systems.”

In keeping with our mantra – Do Something. Measure It. – GCA is committed to promoting and developing solutions to improve our global cyber posture. Protecting the integrity of the election process is critical. Stay tuned for more news from GCA in the coming months as we continue to raise the bar on security and roll-out new solutions to help our global community.

The Global Cyber Alliance conducted an analysis last week showing that most of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates have not taken the necessary steps to secure their email systems. The analysis also reported that only four of the then-14 Democratic candidates’ websites were using a security protocol to ensure emails sent from a campaign address were actually from the campaign. Once CNN reported the story, three more candidates took action to implement DMARC!

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is a solution that verifies if sent emails are from the website they claim to be from. “There’s lots of things you can do to help protect email,” Phil Reitinger, president and CEO of Global Cyber Alliance, told CNN. “Use of DMARC is really table stakes for whether you’re serious about email security.” GCA has developed a DMARC tool that is free and helps organizations get started with setting up DMARC to better protect their email systems.

To read the full article posted by CNN, click on the image below!