Information Security

Committed to Cybersecurity: Highlights from Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Last month, the United States Postal Service® Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) observed Cybersecurity Awareness Month with its fifth annual Cybersecurity Awareness Fair. More than 1,600 USPS® employees and contractors visited our virtual fair on Blue ( Our theme was “Protecting the Network that Binds the Nation,” and content focused on how the five CISO portfolios safeguard this network with enterprise-wide cybersecurity technologies and solutions.

While the official month may be over, our commitment to defending the world’s largest network from attack continues 24/7, year-round. But that responsibility does not solely start and stop with CISO. Whether you are a postmaster, work at a retail counter, or manage facilities at headquarters, everyone has a role to play in protecting our network from cyberthreats.

Help CISO keep the Postal Service™ cybersafe with the following tips:

n Get trained. Take your assigned security training when it is available in HERO.

n Beware of tricksters. Remember cybercriminals prey on human emotions. Using email, text messages, or voicemail, they leverage emotions to manipulate or trick you into sharing valuable information. Don’t fall victim to their schemes.

n Keep it secure. Poor cybersecurity behaviors, such as sharing passwords or connecting using someone else’s login information, can make individuals and the Postal Service vulnerable to cyberattacks.

n Be cautious. Cybercriminals are good at creating convincing messages that appear to come from trustworthy organizations. Be on your guard and proceed with caution. Cybercriminals rely on the fact that humans have a natural desire to trust others; if something seems suspicious, say something.

n Become a Cyber Guardian. You don’t have to work for CISO to protect the USPS network. Sign up today to be a Cyber Guardian for your department and keep your peers cybersmart!

n Report it. If you see anything suspicious, report it using the “Report to CyberSafe” button in your Outlook toolbar, by sending an email to, or by calling 866-877-7247.

For more helpful tips about cybersecurity, visit the CyberSafe at USPS® websites on Blue ( and LiteBlue (