By Shehzad Mirza
On October 23, 2016, GCA released a DMARC Setup Guide to ease the burden of implementing DMARC and help organizations protect themselves from email fraud. The Setup Guide performs a scan of a domain to check for SPF/DKIM/DMARC and provides step-by-step guidance on how to create SPF/DKIM/DMARC records.
Just about one year later, the site has been visited more than 16,000 times from more than 10,000 users in almost 3,400 cities in 144 countries. Of those visits, almost 10,600 unique domains were used on the site, and 2,009 of those domains have enabled a correct DMARC policy after visiting the Setup Guide.
That is a 19% implementation rate in just under one year from the when the site was released!!
In fact we had a record week starting on Friday, October 13th (lucky #13) in which we had the most visits and usage of the DMARC site since launch. The second highest came on Monday, October 16th, thanks to our event in NYC whereat the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Binding Operational Directive 18-01, mandating all federal agencies to implement DMARC alongside additional email security mechanisms.
The above graphic indicates the number of entities which implemented DMARC for each policy after visiting the GCA DMARC Setup Guide.
We strongly encourage everyone to implement DMARC and to use our DMARC Setup Guide (which is now available in thirteen languages). We also have many resources (awareness videos and tutorials, monthly Webinars, and information resources) available to assist with DMARC implementation and ensure use of the reporting capability of DMARC. There is a lot of valuable information for an organization’s IT and security staff in those reports.
The author, Shehzad Mirza, is the Director of Operations at the Global Cyber Alliance. You can connect with Shehzad on LinkedIn.