Email hygiene mandate takes hold at agencies

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Nearly half of federal website domains have policies in place to deal with spoofed emails after an October 2017 Department of Homeland Security directive mandated the use new email and web security standards.

According to a December 2017 report by cybersecurity company Agari, approximately 47 percent of the 1,106 federal domains have adopted policies for Domain-based Message authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), which allows for improved detection and management of spoofed emails. That figure is up from 34 percent in November 2017.


Email hygiene mandate takes hold at agencies