What is the current situation of DMARC adoption and enforcement in organizations in Canada?
Graphical Analysis: Among all 140 domains examined that belong to various organizations in Canada, 126 domains (90%) possessed SPF records, out of which 14 domains (10%) had SPF records with errors. Only 74 domains (52.8%) had DMARC records out of which 3 of the domains (2.14%) contained errors. 49 domains had their DMARC policy set at none (35%), enabling monitoring only, while 22 domains (15.7%) had their DMARC policy level set at enforcement (i.e. p=quarantine/reject).
- 10% of the total domains in the Canadian energy sector possessed invalid SPF records
- Only 25% of the total domains had DMARC at an enforcement level of p=quarantine/reject
- No DMARC record was found in 45% of the domains
- 20% of the total domains in the Canadian Telecom sector had no SPF record published on their DNS
- Only 10% of the total domains had DMARC at an enforcement level of p=quarantine/reject
- While 45% of the domains had no DMARC record published on their DNS
- 85% of the domains in the Canadian Education Sector had valid SPF records published on their domain’s DNS
- However, only 28.6% of the domains contained a DMARC record in their DNS, all of which were at monitoring only (at p=none)
- 75% of the total domains in the Canadian Healthcare sector contained valid SPF records while 15% of the total domains didn’t have any SPF record in their DNS
- Only 15% of the domains had their DMARC record set at an enforcement level of p=quarantine/reject
- 45% of the domains had no DMARC record published on their DNS
- 25% of the domains in the Canadian transport sector had SPF records that contained errors which rendered them invalid and ineffective
- No DMARC record was found in the DNS of 47.4% of the domains
- Only 15.8% of the domains were at DMARC enforcement
- 20% of the domains in the Canadian Media and Entertainment sector contained no SPF record in their domain’s DNS
- Out of the 80% domains that contained an SPF record, 5% of the records contained errors
- Only 5% of the domains were at DMARC enforcement
- On a positive note, 90% of the domains in the Canadian banking and finance sector had valid SPF records in place
- However, 25% of the domains contained no DMARC record in their DNS, and a further 25% had their DMARC policy set at monitoring only
Comparative Analysis of SPF Adoption among Different Sectors in Canada
The SPF adoption rate was found to be the lowest among companies in the transport, healthcare, and media sector in Canada. Canadian banks were recorded to have the highest SPF adoption rate with 90% valid SPF records.
Comparative Analysis of DMARC Adoption among Different Sectors in Canada
55% of the banks in Canada out of the total domains analyzed had their DMARC record at monitoring only, the Telecom sector was observed to have the lowest rate of DMARC adoption with only 5% domains at DMARC enforcement. The transport and media sectors also had comparatively low rates of DMARC enforcement. The highest percentage of invalid DMARC records was observed in the Canadian energy sector. This is a low percentage of overall DMARC adoption among organizations in Canada.
Critical Errors Organizations in Canada are Making
On analyzing 140 Canadian domains from various sectors and industries, it is evident that organizations in Canada are making some critical errors that can jeopardize their online reputation and the safety of their clients:
Steps to be Taken for Improving Email Security in Canada
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