Federal DMARC compliance spikes up

October 16, 2018

Via: FCW

More than six out of 10 federal domains are fully compliant with website and email security requirements laid out in a Department of Homeland Security directive released last year, while about three out of four are at least publishing reports that can provide more insight into spoofing attacks.

The numbers were released by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint the day before an Oct. 16, 2018, deadline for all federal agencies to implement the highest levels of domain-based message authentication, reporting and conformance (DMARC) protections. They represent a marked improvement in federal cybersecurity even as the numbers show that agencies will come in well below total compliance. A January analysis by Proofpoint found that just 15 percent of federal domains were fully compliant.

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