• Study Finds Majority of Organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Neglect Basic Email Security Protections

    Of 400 Domains Surveyed, Less than 32 Percent Prepared for Email Spoofing and Phishing Attacks

    Remi IT Solutions, an IT services and managed cybersecurity services company, today announced the results of a review of 400 email domains for some of the largest organizations across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Remi IT Solutions reviewed the domains of 400 organizations for basic email security policies and found most are ill prepared. Out of the 400 email domains reviewed, only 125 correctly implemented basic email phishing and spoofing protections.

    DMARC, which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance, is an email-validation system designed to protect email domains from being used in email spoofing, phishing scams, and other cybercrimes. Weak DMARC policies make it easier for cybercriminals to impersonate brands and accomplish costly data breaches and other crimes.

    Out of 200 email domains reviewed from Massachusetts, 39 percent had a strong DMARC policy. Out of 200 email domains from Rhode Island, 23.5 percent had a strong DMARC policy. These statistics mirror the state of basic email security protections in the United States, as recent research suggests DMARC compliance is weak overall.

    “Most large companies do not have the policies in place to prevent a simple email spoofing attack,” said Remi IT Solutions President Zopito DiGiovanni. “A poorly configured DMARC policy is as effective as having no DMARC policy – meaning that it’s not effective at all. Any organization sending email should have their DMARC policies set up correctly. We have the opportunity to collectively decrease the risk for email spoofing and phishing by ensuring we have strong DMARC policies at our organizations.”

    The full report can be found at: www.remi-it.com/2024-DMARC-Report.

    Organizations can receive their free DMARC evaluation report by visiting: www.remi-it.com/Free-DMARC-Report.

    About Remi IT Solutions, Inc.
    Remi IT Solutions, Inc. is on a mission to make IT easy for small and medium-sized businesses throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Remi IT Solutions offers a cloud-forward, security-first approach to IT to help safeguard your business and optimize your IT investments. With an office in Providence, Rhode Island, and headquartered in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Remi IT Solutions proudly employs local IT professionals who will come onsite when needed. For more information, visit www.remi-it.com/.

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