Email Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message. The recipient is then tricked into clicking a malicious link, which can lead to the installation of malware, the freezing of the system as part of a ransomware attack or the revealing of sensitive information.
Phishing attempt might escalate into a security incident from which a business would have a difficult time recovering.
DMARC implementation is an email authentication protocol which is designed to give email domain owners the ability to protect their domain from unauthorized usage, commonly known as Email Spoofing.
The purpose and primary outcome of implementing DMARC to protect a domain from being used in business email compromise attacks, phishing emails, email scams, and other cyber threat activities.
Email server domains not implemented with any form of DMARC policy is exposing its recipients to possible phishing attacks and unsurprisingly 91% of all cyber-attacks begin with a phishing email.
Phishing and spoofing attacks against consumers are likely to occur when companies do not have published Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) policies in place.
DMARC technique is considered the industry standard for an email authentication to prevent attacks in which malicious third parties send harmful emails.
DMARC solution for your business indeed helps to reduce internal fraud and stop fraudulent emails from being delivered to your customers. By stopping criminals from spoofing your legitimate domain, it lessens the success rate of spear-phishing attacks.
For example – A criminal spoofs a CFO’s email address to send financial transaction instructions to payroll staff can be stopped using DMARC Solution.
If someone tries to spoof a domain with DMARC, the email simply won’t be delivered. DMARC also stops criminals from domain-spoofing to send outgoing phishing emails to the masses.
Implementing DMARC can preserve your brand equity, eliminate customer support costs related to email fraud, and make email an effective communication method.
Network Techlab’s Cyber Security Consulting Team has the expertise to provide DMARC Solution which will help the enterprise to provide the below insight and intelligence to secure your email domain.
- Tools for assisting SPF, DKIM, and DMARC implementation.
- Visibility of the sources of outbound mails viz. own, authorized third parties, Spammers or Fraudsters
- Volumes and trends of the outbound mails including that of phishing campaigns
- Confirmation for the reliability of the outbound mails in terms of SPF, DKIM & DMARC conformance
- Key insights required for finalizing the migration of DMARC from monitoring to block mode
- Sample forensic data for the phishing fraud being attempted