Agencies Still Lag on Email Security One Month Past Deadline

Federal agencies are still lagging at adopting an anti-spoofing email security tool nearly one month after a deadline to do so, according to data from an email security firm.

Just about 62 percent of federal email domains had installed the tool called DMARC as of last week, compared with about 55 percent when a deadline to adopt the tool passed in January, according to data from the company ValiMail.

Additionally, only 52 percent of agency domains had correctly configured DMARC to reliably protect against spoofing, according to the ValiMail data.

Figures from the Homeland Security Department, which issued the DMARC mandate, put governmentwide adoption at “above two-thirds,” according to a spokesman.

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