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Even without full compliance, DHS happy with email hygiene mandate

January 22, 2018

Via: FCW

Despite reports from researchers criticizing the rate at which the government is adopting domain and email security protocols, the government is happy with agencies’ progress.

At a Jan. 16 event, a Department of Homeland Security official said the department was encouraged by how many federal agencies have complied with a directive to start implementing Domain-based Message authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocols, which allow for improved detection and management of spoofed emails.

Last year, DHS issued binding operational directive 18-01, instituting a series of deadlines for federal agencies to implement new email and website security standards.

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