Feds upping their email security game in wake of DHS order
The number of federal agencies employing a security protocol that stops email spoofing has more than doubled since the Department of Homeland Security instituted a binding government-wide policy last month.
Wyden pushes Supreme Court to adopt email encryption standards that it currently doesn't use
The Senator from Oregon pushed the court to adopt STARTTLS encryption "to better protect the privacy and security of the Court's email communications."
A reminder for why government officials really shouldn't use personal email accounts
Agencies like the FBI, Secret Service and NSA have limited visibility into programs that are not developed or somehow customized internally for use by White House staff.
Email marketers call for stricter FTC rules on spam
Counter-intuitively, two coalitions of online and email marketing companies are calling for the FTC to tighten restrictions on spam.
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