Email Fraud Landscape, Q1 2018

Support for email authentication continues to grow among email receivers. However, too few organizations are taking advantage of this global infrastructure by deploying authentication on messages sent from (or apparently sent from) their own domains.

Meanwhile, there's a worldwide crisis of spearphishing and impersonation, causing untold billions in monetary losses, cybersecurity mitigation costs, and brand damage.

In the latest quarterly update of the Email Fraud Landscape, Valimail takes a look at the state of email impersonation, email fraud, email authentication, and more.

Key Findings

  • 5 billion inboxes support DMARC (75% of the world's total)
  • 1 out of 20 emails sent in 2017 was unauthorized and possibly fraudulent
  • The U.S. government far surpassed any private sector industry in use of DMARC
  • SPF is widely used but high rates of errors hurt effectiveness

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