The Department of Homeland Security has announced new requirements to bolster email and Web security for federal agencies.

According to the DHS, all federal agencies are required to deploy Domain-based Message Authentication (DMARC) to prevent spam emails within the next 90 days. In addition, federal agencies will implement HTTPS for a more secure connection between citizens and government agencies.

As we found in Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report, phishing emails are one of the leading causes of ransomware attacks.


Regardless of your industry, consider implementing these DHS recommendations to further improve your cybersecurity. For more tips, check out our eBook: The Essential Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit for SMBs.