October 16, 2017 / 2:11 PM / a month ago

Trump administration to order agencies to adopt new email security standards

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday will order federal agencies to adopt common email security standards in an effort to better protect against hackers, a senior Department of Homeland Security official said.

Speaking at an event in New York, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra said the agency would issue a binding directive to require implement the use of two cyber security measures, known as DMARC and STARTTLS, intended to guard against email spoofing and phishing attacks. (Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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