Important Alert: Google and Yahoo will require DMARC starting from Feb 2024.

Why Does Canada Need DMARC Protection?

Email phishing is responsible for more than 9 out of every 10 data loss incidents in the world. That’s more than any other single factor making organizations like yours lose sensitive data. Worse yet, they could be using your brand name to target the general public—your customers—and causing them to lose trust in your brand.

Email Spoofing in Canada is Major Threat

As of May 2020, Canada has just over 9000 domains implementing DMARC, placing it 10th on the list of countries with DMARC-protected domains. This leaves a majority of Canada’s registered domains unprotected against cyberattacks. What’s more, not all DMARC users will have it enforced — you’re only DMARC-enforced when you set your policy to quarantine or reject.

Email Spoofing in Canada is Major Threat

DMARC Compliance in Canada

On 7th April, 2020, the Canadian Centre for Cyber security published a detailed implementation guide for email domain protection, primarily featuring DMARC and associated protocols. The document dedicated an entire section to DMARC, with clear guidelines on implementing DMARC, SPF, DKIM, MTA-STS and more.

Government backing for any technology is important, especially one that seeks to protect the public from cyber threats. The Canadian Government has extended its support not just to DMARC service providers in Canada, but to organizations looking to protect themselves and their customers from malicious email.