Why do we need DMARC?


DMARC is the acronym for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance“. As outlined in previous posts, SPF and DKIM were two frameworks that attempted to correct the issue of email security. In summary, SPF tells a receiver that the mail came from an authorised server that is allowed to send that mail, while DKIM is a […]

What are the risks to your business of a phishing attack?


Whether you’re an SME or a large multinational company, the risks of being victim to a phishing attack have never been higher, as criminals – and technology – become more sophisticated. In 2018, the McAfee Economic Impact of Cybercrime Report found that the estimated cost of cybercrime was $600 billion. And years before that, phishing […]

I already have an anti-spam service – do I need DMARC?


If you use any of the major email providers, chances are you also have in place an anti-spam tool in place – such as Office 365 Exchange Online Protection, SYNAQ Securemail or Symantec Mail Security. Although there are slight differences between them, all anti-spam tools work in the same basic way: they filter out spam […]

Preventing phishing emails: Are we missing the point?


The concept of email phishing Fraudulent emails sent by someone pretending to be legitimate in order to trick you into divulging personal details like banking details or passwords is nothing new. But despite how familiar we become with the concept, email phishing continues to be on the increase with each passing year. It happens all […]

Changing user behaviour to prevent phishing attacks


As we outlined in our post on preventing phishing emails, many businesses don’t realise that there are technical solutions such as DMARC that can prevent fraudulent emails being sent from their domains in the first place. If this is done properly, then educating employees about potential spoof emails becomes a secondary priority. Once you’ve got your DMARC […]