Tony D’Angelo, vice president of federal business at Sunnyvale, California-based enterprise security company Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT), has said government agencies should adopt platforms that work to defend against threat actors that target usersâ emails and mobile devices.
DâAngelo wrote that email security gateway tools based on the Domain-basedÂ Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance system, or DMARC, can help agenciesÂ to detect malicious URLs and validate the legitimacy of email senders.
Applications make mobile devices vulnerable to hackers, he noted.
He said agencies should use âvendor toolsâ that work to screen mobile apps for threat vulnerabilities prior to installation as well as carry out keyword searches of end-user license agreements to protect data from potential threats.
DâAngelo also urged agencies to assess cybersecurity contractors and integrators as well as look for industry partners with deep cyber experience, advanced platforms and strong research teams.
âThe best companies have teams that monitor cyber threats worldwide and incorporate that threat intelligence into their products,â he added.