USPS: Mobile device users must complete new course

Employees who use USPS-issued mobile devices will soon be required to complete a new cybersecurity training course. The course, ISEC Mobile Devices, will address the proper security measures for smartphones, tablets and similar devices. The course also will cover policy information, best practices and tools to assist in securing the devices. The course became available…

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USPS OIG Report: Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Informed Visibility (IV) system’s externally-facing and supporting servers and databases to determine whether they comply with U.S. Postal Service security control requirements and industry best practices; and whether they pose a risk to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system. The security-related information in this report reflects…

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USPS OIG Report: Capital Metro Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service established and implemented effective physical and environmental security controls according to Postal Service policy at the [Redacted] Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service has the mail processing resources, information technology (IT) network, and transportation infrastructure to deliver mail to every residential and…

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Has USPS ever released your personal information without your permission?

Project Title: Controls over Dissemination of Personnel Information Start Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: October 2018 On August 28, 2018, the New York Times published an article reporting that the Postal Service released the full, unredacted federal security clearance application of former Postal Inspector Abigail Spanberger. The Postal Service released this…

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Trustifi Launches Secure Email Platform, a Federally Approved Digital Substitute to USPS Certified Mail

LAS VEGAS, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trustifi announced today the national launch of its secure email platform, including a highly sought-after feature, Trustifi Postmarked Email®, which acts as a federally approved digital substitute to the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) certified mail. In addition to date/time and geo-based location tracking, the service offers several…

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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 OIG Report: Insider Threat Program

Background An insider threat program helps an organization prevent, detect, and respond to the threat of an employee, contractor, or business partner misusing their trusted access to computer systems and data. Threats to the U.S. Postal Service include the theft and disclosure of sensitive, proprietary, or national security information, and the sabotage of its computer…

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