This New Year’s: Resolve to Authenticate Your Email

Shasta Ventures
Dec 19, 2017 · 2 min read
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Email phishing scams are becoming more common — and sophisticated — every day. Hackers send fraudulent email messages with legitimate-seeming details to impersonate someone else’s identity and consequently trick individuals into giving out sensitive information or even transferring funds

“There’s a readily available tool to fix this issue. And it’s mind-boggling that, despite the increasing severity of the problem, we’re not using it enough,” says Jason Pressman, Managing Director at Shasta Ventures.

In this TechCrunch article, Jason shares how it’s time for companies to protect themselves and block fake emails with email authentication.

“When most companies have switched their websites to HTTPS by default, locked down their Wi-Fi networks, and insist on access cards to identify and grant access to every employee who wants to come in through the front door, can we really still be relying on non-authenticated emails?” Jason posits.

Organizations today can authenticate emails through a widely-accepted standard called DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance). DMARC protects against phishing and email spam by analyzing each incoming email and makes sure emails from non-authorized senders are automatically deleted or sent to spam.

Companies like Shasta-backed Valimail recognize the need for email authentication in the market and provide offerings to help companies close the DMARC adoption gap and save millions of dollars.

This New Year’s resolve to implement authentication and protect your employees.

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