Alexander Garcia-Tobar

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Alexander García-Tobar is CEO and co-founder of ValiMail, a leading provider of email authentication services for CIOs of large enterprises, located in San Francisco. Alexander has deep roots in the email authentication and cybersecurity space, as a global executive and advisor at Agari, ValiCert and Sygate.

A veteran entrepreneur, Alexander has held various positions at high tech companies such as Lattice3D, SyncTV and Individual. Prior to that he worked at leading research and consulting firms such as The Boston Consulting Group and Forrester Research.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Alexander García-Tobar and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Email security in 2018

DMARC is now an essential part of internet security

DMARC is now an essential part of internet security

Email encryption and authentication standards like DMARC and STARTTLS are becoming essential for closing security gaps.

The incredible success – and utter failure – of email

The incredible success – and utter failure – of email

Security is always a balance between convenience and openness, versus risk. In that respect, email is no exception.

How CIOs can avoid the next ransomware attack

How CIOs can avoid the next ransomware attack

A rash of recent ransomware and cyberattacks has shown clearly just how vulnerable many organizations are to inbound phish emails. Here's what CIOs can do to sidestep the Achilles heel of cybersecurity.

What CIOs need to know about authentication

What CIOs need to know about authentication

Email is so critical to business communications today that many assume it's a safe and trustworthy medium, but recent cyberattacks prove it's not. What CIOs need to know about authentication and DMARC, a key tool to address this...

After a cyberattack, companies remain vulnerable. What CIOs can do to protect their brands

After a cyberattack, companies remain vulnerable. What CIOs can do to protect their brands

A recent cyberattack on a well-known tech company shows that even when the toughest anti-phishing policies are in place, 70% of companies that attempt email authentication leave the final configuration incomplete. The result is that...

To stop future ransomware hacks, CIOs first need to 'swat the mosquitoes'

To stop future ransomware hacks, CIOs first need to 'swat the mosquitoes'

All too often IT departments can miss the the crucial signs of an incoming ransomware attack. What CIOs can do to avoid becoming the victim of the next global malware hack.

How CIOs can fight the rise in shadow email

How CIOs can fight the rise in shadow email

One feature of today’s cloud-centric landscape is just how many different services may be sending email on your company’s behalf. We call this “shadow email,” and like shadow IT, it lurks in the dark corners of your domain, making...

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