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DMARC Email Security Adoption Soars as US Government Deadline Hits

The U.S. government has advanced email security significantly over the course of the past year, thanks to the adoption of the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) email security protocols.

As of Oct. 16, a large set of U.S. federal government agencies are required to be compliant with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 18-01 binding operational directive (BOD), which mandates the use of DMARC. The directive was issued in October 2017, giving agencies a year to incrementally implement the new email security approach.