DMARC is considered the industry standard for email authentication to prevent attacks from malicious third parties sending harmful email using a counterfeit address. By implementing DMARC, you lower the odds of your domains being spoofed and used for phishing attacks against others. DMARC is also an important defense against Business Email Compromise (BEC), which is a growing risk for organizations of all sizes, with more than $1.7 billion in losses last year according to the FBI.
Continuing its efforts to accelerate DMARC adoption through advocacy and practical solutions, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is pleased to offer another installment of its DMARC Bootcamp. Beginning September 15th, GCA will conduct five weeks of online technical training focused on what DMARC is and how to implement it. We’ll cover the basics of SPF and DKIM and options of performing DKIM key generation and signing. We will go over each of the tags for a DMARC policy and provide a demonstration of how to create the DNS records for SPF, DKIM, and DMARC on several systems.
By the end of the bootcamp, participants will have enough information and confidence to move to the highest DMARC policy level of “reject” immediately or within a few months.
Week One: Getting Started
- September 8: Pre-webinar resources emailed to bootcamp registrants
- September 15: Webinar - BEC and DMARC in a Nutshell
This webinar features a brief overview of the bootcamp, along with an overview of DMARC that explains what DMARC protects against (including BEC), why it is important to implement, and the various components involved with implementation.
Weeks Two and Three: Time to Implement!!
- September 22: Webinar - What are SPF and DKIM?
In this session we will review SPF and DKIM. We’ll cover the basics of SPF and DKIM and options of performing DKIM key generation and signing.
- September 29, 30 & October 1: DMARC in Detail and Online Technical Demos
In these sessions we will go into the technical aspects of creating a DMARC policy. We will cover each of the tags for a DMARC policy and provide a demonstration of how to create the DNS records for SPF, DKIM, and DMARC on various DNS platforms. You may attend any one, or all three, sessions.
- Tuesday, September 29 - demo of Window DNS
- Wednesday, September 30 - demo Linux DNS
- Thursday, October 1 - demo of Cloud DNS
Week Four: Ongoing Management
- October 6: Webinar - DMARC Reporting & Analysis: What Happens Next
In this session, we will discuss next steps now that you have DMARC implemented. We will talk about how to analyze and review the reports generated and what actions may need to be taken before moving to a DMARC enforcement level.
Week Five: Wrap-up Session
- October 13: Webinar - Bootcamp Review and Additional Protocols
In this session, we will do a quick review of the previous sessions and provide high-level information on other email security protocols.
Attendees will receive an email as proof of attendance