In June 2009, BITS and eCert, Inc. released a paper entitled Email Sender Authentication Deployment, covering two standards-based protocols, Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Sender Policy Framework (SPF). The paper serves as a guide for financial services companies implementing leading-edge email sender authentication protocols and builds upon the BITS Email Security Toolkit (April 2007).
|eCert and BITS are helping major financial institutions and email providers by creating fundamental solutions that improve security and trust. Their expertise is invaluable in helping the industry advance e-mail authentication standards and practices.|
|- Senior Banking Executive, Top 5 U.S. Bank.|
|This paper should help BITS member institutions, the financial services industry, and all organizations concerned with email spoofing to leverage best practices around standards-based email sender authentication protocols.|
|- Ken Schaeffler, Senior Vice President and Information Security Director at
Comerica Bank, and Chairman of the BITS Security Steering Committee.
Using the Paper to Your Benefit
|Authentication protocols such as DKIM and SPF can heighten customer confidence and reduce the threat of phishing for financial institutions and other companies that continuously seek to improve the security of email.|
|Learn critical success factors for sender authentication deployment, access project planning and execution resources, and gain insights on practical implementation issues associated with the DKIM and SPF protocols.|
|Leverage years of collaborative knowledge developed by members of the BITS Security Steering Committee and other BITS member companies, in partnership with eCert, Inc. eCert applied the knowledge and practical expertise it gained through its work with the financial services and ISP communities to draft the document.|