Revised Handbook AS-805-C, Information Security for General Users

Effective immediately, Handbook AS-805-C, Informa­tion Security for General Users, is revised. The April 2010 edition has been updated to reflect the following:

n Passwords: Encourage use of longer passwords, discourage poorly constructed passwords, and rec­ognize that passwords may be written down but must be protected.

n Use of Information Resources: Update section for current technology and threats.

n Network Connectivity Review Board (NCRB) Request Form: Indicate where to find the current version of the NCRB Request Form.

n Sensitive Information: Update classification terminol­ogy and protection requirements.

n Incidents: Add additional examples of incidents and two new payment card industry requirements.

Handbook AS-805-C is now available on the Postal Service PolicyNet™ website:

n Go to http://blue.usps.gov.

n Under “Essential Links” in the left-hand column, click PolicyNet.

n On the PolicyNet page, click HBKs.

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)

n The direct URLs for Handbook AS-805-C (November 2014):

n http://about.usps.com/handbooks/as805c.pdf

n http://about.usps.com/handbooks/as805c/welcome.htm

Note: Offices should update references and links to Handbook AS-805-C in local documents.