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  • 13 January 2020 11:13

Research data shows that Governments are not protecting citizens from Cyber Email Attack

Zulu Labs Pty Ltd, the leading post DMARC authentication email service provider and email trust network has released the latest research data into government’s adoption of the anti-spoof protection protocol, DMARC

MELBOURNE, Australia – January 13, 2020

Research by Zulu Labs Pty Ltd, the leading post DMARC authentication email service provider and email trust network, into Government adoption of the anti-spoof protection protocol, DMARC has today been released.

This research surveyed 2455 International Government domains, US state and federal domains as well as Australian Federal, State and Local Government domains with the following results.

After mandating the protocol to meet DMARC conformance with a launch date of October 2018, there were no surprises that 93% of US Federal domains surveyed were compliant and therefore protecting citizens from being cyber email attacked using Federal domains. Notable domains that were left unprotected included and

The drop-off from Federal to state domains was a significant 88.61% to 4.4% with 31.87% of US State Governments having a DMARC record.

The following International governments were surveyed with Australia being the other lead international country having only 15.88% of domains protected with 37.48% having a DMARC record. In terms of compliance and in alphabetical order, the following results were recorded, Argentina (1.25%), Brazil (3.57%), Costa Rica (7.89%), Mexico (3.67%), New Zealand (2.44%), Singapore (1.43%), United Kingdom (14.46%).

In a series of ethical SPOOF email tests that were conducted, each was successful in sending emails to popular webmail services using the email addresses of The British and New Zealand Prime Ministers, The Australian Minister for Finance, and Both South Australian and Victorian State Premiers.

“Until Governments understand email and the correct implementation of the free protocol, citizens will continue to be at unnecessary risk from cyber email attack.” said David Barnes, Zulu Labs CEO and Founder.

Implemented correctly using Trusted Sender Score, the email domain trust standard, DMARC can and will prevent targeted phishing emails, malicious (spoof) emails and other sinister emails that affects millions of people across the World daily.

All of the data for this research is publicly available via the Trusted Sender Score website


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