The 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy states that Government intends to work with industry to “make it significantly harder to attack the UK… reducing the prospect of attacks having a sustained impact… this includes tackling phishing, blocking malicious domains and IP addresses, and other steps to disrupt malware attack”.
In 2016, Cabinet Office mandated the implementation of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) across Government email domains and it is now a requirement for any agency that owns a government domain: DMARC protects the organisation’s email domain from spoofing and phishing, reducing the potential for fraud.
Aligned to the strategy, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is pushing DMARC adoption across the UK, with a dashboard of indicators based on the level of email security in each government domain going public in 2017 as an incentive for departments to take action. Once DMARC is fully implemented across Government, the NCSC will be focussing on the private sector to encourage adoption.
OnDMARC is the only UK headquartered DMARC solution provider; helping organisations of all sizes set up and maintain a secure DMARC policy with simple, easy to follow steps to reach full protection. Randal Pinto, COO of OnDMARC will outline what DMARC is and means for your business in light of the Government approach.