USPS OIG Report: Protection Against External Cyberattacks

Objective Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service has an effective security posture to protect its Information Technology (IT) infrastructure from external cyberattacks and prevent unauthorized access to restricted data. In the past two years, 51 percent of organizations have experienced a cybersecurity incident that resulted in a significant disruption to their IT…

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USPS: Tips to avoid scams at tax time

If you’ve received a text message or email from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about your taxes, there’s a good chance it was a scammer trying to con you out of your tax refund. Tax scams become pervasive as April 15, the deadline to file federal taxes, nears. Scammers, impersonating IRS representatives, use phishing (email),…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

The United States Postal Service maintains one of the world’s largest information technology networks, which links nearly 1.2 million devices and 66,000 mail processing technology systems. Established in 2014, the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) safeguards this network — the network that binds the nation together — with enterprise-wide cybersecurity technologies and solutions. This October,…

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USPS: Beware of unofficial insurance solicitations

The Postal Service wants employees to use caution when reviewing promotions for Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) alternatives. USPS employees recently began receiving emails from Premier Protection Insurance that offer several alternative FEGLI plans. The plans aren’t associated with the Postal Service and aren’t supported by the Office of Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance,…

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USPS: Identifying inside security risks

The Postal Service is asking employees to remain vigilant for insider security threats that could compromise the organization’s operations. Insider security threats refer to employees, contractors or business partners who fall into two categories: accidental insiders and malicious insiders. Accidental insiders unintentionally violate security policies or online best practices by: Not physically securing laptop computers…

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USPS: Watch out for coronavirus scams

If you’re a Postal Service employee, watch out for scams that attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic to con you into revealing personal information. Emergency situations are prime opportunities for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Scammers are creating websites devoted to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. These…

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USPS urges increased cybersecurity vigilance amid Mideast tensions

USPS is requiring employees, contractors and others to demonstrate increased cybersecurity vigilance amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. Email spearphishing campaigns targeting U.S. government agencies are intensifying, the Postal Service Corporate Information Security Office reports. Cyberthreat actors are aggressively attempting to steal sensitive information, including account credentials and financial information, using targeted information campaigns….

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Postal Bulletin: Staying Safe in the New Cyber Frontier

Welcome to the New Cyber Frontier: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe The world changes fast, yet technology evolves even faster. While technology today provides great benefits such as being able to conduct business on the go, it also creates more risks. Cyber threats, which are criminal or unethical activities that take place…

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