How it works
With the drive to build a 'digital Britain' councils are at the forefront of finding ways to provide information and services that are both personalized and accessible. Email is going to be a key communication channel in this transformation so proving to citizens that the council has an email service worthy of their trust will be key.
OnDMARC is the only way to guarantee citizens that when an email says it comes from you, it does.
A key motivation for the fraudsters spoofing emails is to get money from the recipent. For citizens used to paying the council for things like parking fines, council tax or waste removal, getting a legitmate looking email with payment details won't seem unusual. Especially if it appears to come from @council.gov.uk.
With OnDMARC you can make sure than no such fraudulent emails reach the inboxes of your constituents - meaning they don't lose money and you don't lose revenue.
'Data is the new oil' - it's a phrase we've all heard, and probably rolled our eyes, at but there is an inherent truth to it. For criminals being able to get hold of the personal and banking data of UK citizens is a lucrative business, that's why they spoof the emails of major British institutions like local councils and central government in the hope that the brand reputation and authority will get people to unwittingly pass on their details.
With the new GDPR changes on the horizon attacks that directly target civil servants impersonating council CEOs or Ministers requesting information will prove particularly costly.
At least 27% of councils in the UK have suffered a ransomware attacks in the last year and with email being the most common method of infection it's time local councils used DMARC as a core part of their defence.
With OnDMARC you'll stop criminals being able to send authentic looking emails from your domain, to your staff, with the intention of spreading malware through attachments or links.
We are currently available via the G-Cloud 10 framework in the UK Government's Digital Marketplace.
We abide by the Government’s Marketplace Terms & Conditions and they take precedence for any contract through the G-Cloud Framework.
Our UK government customer data is stored and processed in the UK, on IBM Softlayer servers in London.