Hook, Line & Sinker: Protecting data against malicious phishing attacks

IT security stories are becoming more and more prevalent in the news. We are seeing hacking, data theft and the importance of data protection crowding the news agenda daily. Email marketing remains one of the most valuable internet services however it is extremely vulnerable and therefore prone to malicious attacks.  These attacks that seek to obtain sensitive data can cause major damage to... Continue »

Sony Hack Spotlights Vulnerabilities: A Review of the Threat Landscape

FBI director James Comey recently reaffirmed the agency’s initial position, attributing the late December attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea. Some are already speculating that all out state-sponsored cyber warfare is just around the corner. However, this isn’t the first time Sony’s systems have been compromised, and government elements are rarely identified as instigators of... Continue »

The Most Read Return Path Blog Posts of 2014

2014 was in most aspects an extension of 2013, but the knob has been cranked up. Google continued innovating the inbox with the release of a pinterest-like inbox called Gmail Grid View, and a brand new email client called simply Inbox by Gmail, that not only bring Gmail more into the mobile age, but also it also follows their Material design principles. Gmail also began to offer a feedback loop... Continue »

Email Fraud Protection Needs to be on the CISO’s Agenda

We recently attended a CISO Summit in Scottsdale, AZ where I had the pleasure to deliver a keynote address on the topic of "Protecting the Email Channel, Your Customers and Your Brand". As part of my presentation, I noted that Return Path has analyzed the sending domains of the Fortune 500 and found that only 10% of those companies have adopted a DMARC record of any sort (much less, a DMARC reject... Continue »

Return Path Launches New Website and Whitepaper to Combat Email Fraud

For over 15 years, Return Path has been an integral part of the email ecosystem, helping ISPs keep bad senders out and letting the good guys in.  On top of our core product set of Email Optimization, there has always been an underlying theme of security and protection.  We were key players in helping drive SPF and DKIM adoption, and more recently were founding partners in developing DMARC, the... Continue »