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Draft NIST cyber 'practice guide' outlines security platform for secure email

November 03, 2016 |
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Wednesday issued a new draft NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide on Domain Name Systems-Backed Electronic Mail Security, offering a security protocol to ensure trusted email exchanges.

The guide, which is available for public comment through Dec. 19, outlines a “proof of concept security platform” that improves email security and defenses against email-focused cyber attacks such as phishing schemes.

“Using open source and commercially available technologies, this practice...

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