Standard Name
NIST SP 800-177 Revision 1, Trustworthy Email
Industry Standard
NIST
Publication Number
SP 800-177
Standard Date
9/7/2016
Standard Link
http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-177.pdf
Securezoo Overview
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-177 Revision 1, Trustworthy Email abstract:  

"This document gives recommendations and guidelines for enhancing trust in email. The primary audience includes enterprise email administrators, information security specialists and network managers. This guideline applies to federal IT systems and will also be useful for small or medium sized organizations. Technologies recommended in support of core Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and the Domain Name System (DNS) include mechanisms for authenticating a sending domain: Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Domain based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC). Recommendations for email transmission security include Transport Layer Security (TLS) and associated certificate authentication protocols. Recommendations for email content security include the encryption and authentication of message content using S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) and associated certificate and key distribution protocols."  

 
Topics
Electronic Messaging Security