New Handbook AS-805-H, Cloud Security

Effective December 12, 2013, Handbook AS-805-H, Cloud Security, is available. This handbook establishes the information security policies and requirements to protect information resources in a cloud computing environment.

A cloud computing environment must do the following:

n Protect information resources critical to the Postal Service™.

n Protect information as mandated by federal laws, regulations, directives, law enforcement and judicial processes, and industry requirements.

n Protect the personal information and privacy of employees and customers.

n Reinforce the reputation of the Postal Service as an institution deserving of public trust.

n Meet or exceed Postal Service due diligence standards for the protection of information resources.

n Assign responsibilities to relevant Postal Service officers, executives, managers, employees, contractors, partners, and vendors.

Note: Offices should add references/links to Handbook AS-805-H in local documents.

Handbook AS-805-H 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 Click HBKs.

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

The direct URL for Handbook AS-805-H (August 2013) is:

n http://about.usps.com/handbooks/as805h.pdf (PDF version).

n http://about.usps.com/handbooks/as805h/welcome.htm (HTML version).