Continuing our efforts to accelerate DMARC adoption, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is pleased to offer a second round of its 2020 DMARC Bootcamp this September. The bootcamp will enable participants to learn about and implement the DMARC protocol to lower the odds of domains being spoofed and used for phishing attacks.
Before that kicks off on September 15th, GCA and partners will conduct two pre-bootcamp webinars to set the scene by discussing the latest threats and trends in phishing and BEC.
In these sessions we will explore the technical aspects of creating a DMARC policy. We will cover each of the tags for a DMARC policy and provide a demonstration of how to create the DNS records for SPF, DKIM, and DMARC on various DNS platforms (Windows, Linux, Cloud).
In this session we will discuss next steps now that you have DMARC implemented. We will talk about how to analyze and review the reports generated and what actions may need to be taken before moving to a DMARC enforcement level.
In this session we will do a quick review of the previous sessions and provide information on other email security protocols.
DMARC is considered an industry standard for email security to prevent attacks from malicious third parties sending fraudulent email using a legitimate address. DMARC is also an important defense against business email compromise (BEC), which is a growing risk for organizations of all sizes, with more than $1.7 billion in losses last year according to the FBI.
DMARC stops most email impersonation — by implementing DMARC, domains lower the odds of their domains being spoofed and used for phishing attacks on recipients.
Beginning September 15th, GCA will conduct five weeks of online technical training and provide resources focused on what DMARC is and how to implement it.
By the end of the bootcamp, participants will have enough information and confidence to move to the highest DMARC policy level of ‘reject’ immediately or within a few months.
GCA, founded in 2015, is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. Promoting the implementation of DMARC became our first global project, with the development of a setup guide available in 18 languages, seven of which are official in the EU. It led us to become engaged in advocacy campaigns with several governments and large email providers and to create a complete curriculum to guide users to actual deployment.