New article: Email Authentication – Prevention is Better Than Cure

Posted by Robert Holmes on

I recently wrote an article on the high level risks posed by email fraud, and the potential benefits of email authentication. One of the central themes of this piece is the importance of considering the role of the unwitting accomplice in any brand protection strategy. The unwitting accomplice is a challenge for any law enforcement or fraud protection professional.

The various inbound & outbound security mechanisms that companies implement will protect physical & IT perimeters from malware infection or data extraction by both the criminal and the unwitting accomplice. However, beyond the security screening and firewalls, there are thousands of people who unwittingly put your business at risk. Who are these people? They are your customers.

Over the coming months I’ll be writing about a range of topics and areas of interest for European and international markets, in relation to brand protection and anti-phishing. Subscribe to the Return Path blog to follow my blogposts.

To read the article in full: ‘Email Authentication – Prevention is Better Than Cure’ click here.


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About Robert Holmes

Robert Holmes is General Manager, Email Fraud Protection at Return Path. Rob has been in the brand & fraud protection industry for 15 years, helping major corporations understand, quantify and manage risk across the digital channels. Having previously held global roles running the product teams at Corporation Service Company and Melbourne IT's Digital Brand Services, Rob is a frequent speaker at major security events, including RSA Conference, Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, FS-ISAC, and the global eCrime series. Rob has a MA (Hons) degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Oxford.

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