DHS will scan agencies for DMARC, other hygiene measures
The department is collecting data about federal agencies' use of an industry-standard cybersecurity measure that blocks hackers' forged emails.
Most large companies don't use standard email security to combat spoofing
Only a third of the Fortune 500 use decade-old DMARC to stop their email domain from being impersonated by hackers
DMARC use continues to climb inside federal government
The number of federal government departments and agencies deploying the highest level anti-spoofing and anti-phishing email security technology has nearly doubled since May.
Cybersecurity vendors lag badly on DMARC email security, survey shows
Only 1 in 4 of the cybersecurity companies exhibiting at the celebrated Black Hat conference this week have implemented a set of best practices to prevent email spoofing and phishing.
How the global grid hacks shape foreign policy
John Bambenek examines a wild week in cybersecurity, complete with a breakdown of the energy grid hacks, Ron Wyden's call for DMARC, and the closing of high-profile dark web markets.
Wyden urges DHS to adopt secure email authentication protocol
The driving force behind Wyden's increasingly granular push to improve U.S. government cybersecurity is Chris Soghoian, the former ACLU technologist who joined Wyden's office earlier this year.