USPS: Charging smartly – Safety tips for personal devices

The Postal Service is reminding employees that plugging smartphones, unapproved thumb drives, e-cigarettes and other personal devices into USPS computers violates the organization’s security policies. Plugging unauthorized devices into postal equipment runs the risk of inadvertently transferring malicious software, which could disable computers and allow hackers to gain access to the organization’s network. To protect…

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Postal Bulletin features an update on USPS cybersecurity efforts

At work, each of us conducts official business on behalf of the Postal Service™; however, vigilance doesn’t stop once we’re off the clock. In an increasingly connected world, USPS® employees must incorporate cybersecurity best practices at all times, whether we are at home or on the go. For National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the…

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Don’t use USPS email for external sites

The Postal Service wants employees and contractors to remember that USPS email addresses and passwords should be used only for business purposes. A USPS email address and password used on an external site can be compromised if the site is hacked. This is why the Postal Service prohibits employees and contractors from using their USPS…

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Avoid using USPS computers to charge devices

The Postal Service wants employees to remember that USB ports on work computers shouldn’t be used to charge personal devices. Plugging smartphones, tablets, wearable technology and other gadgets into USPS equipment violates Postal Service policy and puts the organization’s data at risk. The CyberSafe at USPS team offers the following tips: Use wall outlets in…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Staying CyberSafe in the New Year

In the digital age, many organizations have access to our personal information. By granting access, we relinquish a fair amount of data control and ultimately make ourselves vulnerable to potential cybercrimes, including identity theft. That’s why it is so important to do what you can to protect yourself. As overwhelming as it seems to safeguard…

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USPS: Beware of fake LiteBlue site

The Postal Service is alerting employees to beware of a fraudulent LiteBlue site that recently appeared on the internet. LiteBlue is used by employees to enroll in health plans, change their benefits, report unscheduled leave and perform other employment-related activities. Hackers apparently launched the fake site to steal employees’ information. USPS has blocked access to…

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USPS: Upcoming course completion deadlines

Reminder: Before July 18, USPS employees who handle credit and debit card transactions must complete a combination of training courses depending on their role and system access. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) courses are available in the Learning Management System. The four courses are: Protecting Payment Cardholder Data — Everyone’s Responsibility (course number 10026255), which…

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