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About the webinar

In conjunction with Proofpoint, we are hosting a DMARC in Local Government webinar to discuss how organisations can adopt DMARC to help them combat email fraud, protect both users and the public, and avoid penalties and reputational damage.

The webinar will be hosted by Trustmarque’s cyber lead, James Holton, alongside Proofpoint’s Neil Hammet who is an industry-leading subject matter expert and thought leader around DMARC.

Neil began at Paypal where he helped create the original standard before DMARC was started. He has personally helped some of the largest organisations including HMRC, DFT and Inchcape. Neil will talk about the challenges and common obstacles to achieving a successful DMARC and the benefits of getting it set up and running.

Read: How HMRC fends off phishing attacks

As a part of the Government’s email standards, any government service operating under the service gov.uk domain is required to implement DMARC. This webinar will benefit organisations who have started a DMARC workstream but lack expertise and would like to receive specialised guidance, pointers and advice on overcoming common difficulties. You will see an example of how one organisation successfully moved from the third most spoofed domain in the world to 400th.

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What is DMARC?

DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance. This is an email authentication, policy, and reporting protocol. Simply put: DMARC gives email domain owners the ability to protect their domain from unauthorised use.

It is designed to prevent cybercriminals from compromising an organisation’s domain name and creating malicious emails pretending to be from that organisation. The emails can be used in cyber-attacks such as phishing emails, spear emails and other email scams.

DMARC in Local Government

As a part of the Government’s email standards, any government service operating under the service gov.uk domain is required to implement DMARC. Read more here>

This diagram is taken from gov.uk and shows how DMARC works.

this flowchart taken from gov.uk shows how DMARC works

The receiving email service uses SPF and DKIM to confirm the sender’s identity. If the receiving email service confirms the sender’s identity it will forward the email to the receiver’s inbox. If the receiving email service cannot confirm the sender’s identity it will mark the email as spam.