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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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Cybersecurity in the USPS Workplace

With cyber attacks on the rise, USPS® employees must learn how to protect the Postal Service™ from potential threats. This National Cyber Security Awareness Month, use the following tips to protect USPS networks, systems, and resources: Workstation Safety Lock your workstation or devices when not in use. Do not plug unauthorized devices (e.g., mobile phones,…

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Latest Postal Bulletin has overview of new CyberSafe at USPS site

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition has an overview of a new CyberSafe at USPS site that aims to help employees and customers protect themselves online. The site, uspscybersafe.com, lists cybersecurity best practices and describes how the Postal Service safeguards personal and financial information. Other features include multimedia content on how to protect information online, advice…

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USPS: Beware of Ransomware

Cybercriminals are turning to a new form of malware in large numbers. Ransomware, like the name suggests, is a new form of “cyber extortion” wherein the data on an infected computer or network is encrypted and inaccessible to the user unless a ransom is paid to the hacker. Any and all data, files, folders, or…

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USPS OIG Report: Access Controls Over Mail Imaging Systems

Background The U.S. Postal Service has over 270 mail processing centers across the nation with more than 6,600 pieces of mail processing equipment that capture mailpiece images. The mail processing equipment maintains these images for between 4 seconds and 120 days depending on the type of processing equipment. These images enable the tracking of mailpieces…

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APWU: Don’t Post Health Records Online

Web News Article #: 196-2015 10/16/2015 – The APWU is discouraging union members from participating in a voluntary program established by the Postal Service that creates an online database of their health records, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced. “Last year’s cyber attack on the Postal Service demonstrates the danger in posting sensitive personal information…

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USPS: National Cyber Security Awareness Month to Spotlight Importance of Information Security

We now live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet is a part of almost all elements of our daily lives. However, with this increased convenience and connectedness comes a responsibility to stay safe online. Our growing dependence on online communications is also a public concern. The challenges of cyber…

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USPS Leadership team update: Cochrane, Miskanic receive detail assignments

PMG Megan Brennan has appointed Jim Cochrane as Acting Chief Marketing and Sales Officer (CMSO) and Randy Miskanic as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO). Cochrane, who currently serves as CIO, has more than 40 years of Postal Service experience, including 10 years in Marketing. As Acting CMSO, he’ll be responsible for all domestic and international…

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