USPS OIG Report: Controls Over Purchasing and Maintaining IT Equipment

Objective Our objective was to determine if controls for purchasing and maintaining information technology (IT) equipment, specifically printers, webcams, and [redacted] cameras, are effective in identifying, assessing, and mitigating vulnerabilities and related cybersecurity risks to the U.S. Postal Service’s IT infrastructure. The Postal Service purchases IT equipment, such as webcams and printers, through the eBuy…

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USPS: Social media policy reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees to avoid taking photos or videos of their workplace to share on social media, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. During this challenging time, employees may want to post images of the inside or outside of the facility where they work, and share workplace stories with friends and loved ones….

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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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USPS: Data Privacy Day observed Monday, Jan. 28

Data Privacy Day — an annual, international effort to encourage individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and foster trust — will be observed Monday, Jan. 28. The USPS Privacy and Records Management Office offers the following tips to protect employee and customer data from unauthorized access or use: • Respect privacy. Personal information…

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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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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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