Using DMARC to better verify email’s targets and recipients gives companies better protection for this highly sensitive channel

 Using DMARC to better verify email’s targets and recipients gives companies better protection for this highly sensitive channel

Keeping one’s business safe from cyberattacks can be a challenge, but you can mitigate many risks by taking a layered approach to security. The purpose of a layered security framework is to ensure that each defence component complements the others, with specialist tools covering the different elements of the organisation’s exposure online.

Phishing attacks via email are the number one threat to businesses around the world. According to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC) was the most expensive cyberthreat in 2020 out of a total US$4.2 billion lost on cybercrimes last year. Thieves impersonate internal corporate officers, suppliers, customers, and even partners in trusted law firms used by the company.

BEC attacks are as efficient as they are profitable — they netted US$1.8 billion with just over 19,000 attacks. To put that into perspective — it took 241,000 email phishing attacks to “only” make US$54 million. Little…

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