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Fight the Bait and Stay CyberSafe

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is among the largest organizations in the country. With a workforce of roughly half a million employees and contractors — ranging from letter carriers to the Postmaster General — securing the USPS network may seem like an impossible task. While adversaries see 500,000 potential targets, CyberSafe at USPS® sees 500,000 of the best guardians of the network: employees and contractors.

During October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, USPS encourages you to build on your foundation of cybersecurity knowledge. To strengthen your cyber resiliency, check out the resources at From interactive virtual cyber activities to informative videos, the USPS CyberSafe page is an invaluable resource for cybersecurity best practices.

Here are a few of the many programs CyberSafe offers:

n Monthly awareness campaigns. Showcases materials, such as posters, infographics, articles, and other resources, featuring cybersecurity best practices for work and home.

n CyberSafe Guardians. This resource hub for volunteers helps spread cybersecurity awareness to networks at facilities across the country.

n Virtual awareness activities. Provides pre-packaged, engaging awareness activities that can be tailored to individual teams to promote USPS policy awareness.

n CyberSafe Studio. A collection of short, entertaining videos made by the USPS Training and Awareness team that highlights real-life cyberthreat scenarios and the impact of making the wrong decisions.

n Incident reporting. Promotes USPS phishing initiative “Report to CyberSafe” and provides steps to take if you think you’ve been a target.

This October, watch for more National Cybersecurity Awareness Month informative materials that can help you be a part of safeguarding USPS networks.