Information Security

Information Security on the Go

Information security is our shared responsibility at work, at home, and on the go. CyberSafe at USPS™ offers leading practices to keep personal and Postal Service™ information resources secure while traveling.

CyberSafe at USPS encourages everyone to consider the vigilance of their information security practices and online behavior while traveling for personal or business reasons. In an effort to raise awareness about information security, USPS® has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop. Think. Connect.™ campaign. DHS addresses travel and information security and offers resources for travelers on their website:

Below are some tips to stay secure when preparing to travel, operating devices on the go, and returning to work:

Before leaving the office:

Lock all hard copies containing sensitive information in a secure location, such as a filing cabinet.

While on the go or traveling:

n Never leave your devices unattended in a public space.

n Before stepping away from your equipment, lock your laptop and devices in a secure location.

n Before leaving your car, lock your devices in the trunk of your car.

n Before leaving your hotel room, fasten your laptop to an unmovable object by using a locking device, such as a cable lock, or place it in the room safe.

Be secure while using the Internet on the go:

n Stop autoconnecting. Disable remote connectivity and Bluetooth capabilities to prevent devices from connecting to unsecured Wireless networks.

n Think before you connect. Connect your Postal Service mobile device to a secure, password-protected public wireless network, requiring a password provided by the wireless owner. Only secure access through Postal Service VPN is authorized when connecting to the Postal Service Intranet.

n Avoid clicking on unknown links. Be cautious when clicking on all hyperlinks embedded in an email. Manually type each URL in a browser window.

After returning to the office:

Check that all hard copies containing sensitive information are in the secure location in which you left them.

The CyberSafe at USPS website ( includes additional helpful tips to stay secure at home, at work, and on the go. Online security is a priority for Postal Service employees, suppliers, and customers — stay safe while you’re on the go!

Remember: Report information security incidents via email to or call 866-USPS-CIRT (866-877-7247).