Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Federal agencies with .gov domains are working to meet a mid-January deadline to install a new security tool designed to crack down on fake emails.
The new tool identifies fraudulent messages that claim to come from official email domains.
In order to comply with new Department of Homeland Security policy, the tool must be in place before Jan. 15.
On Tuesday, data security company Agari released research indicating federal government adoption of DMARC increased by 38 percent between November and December.
The DHS' mid-October announcement about the mandate gave departments and agencies 90 days to comply.
In mid-December, 47 percent of federal government domains had installed with the new tool.