Everyone knows it’s important to be safe online, but do you know how?
The Postal Service aims to show employees how to protect sensitive information — both at work and at home — during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is now underway.
USPS is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security on the effort, which includes a video that offers tips and guidelines on protecting computer systems and data.
“When you’re online, it’s important to stop and think before you click on links in emails, open attachments or give out personal information,” said Acting Chief Information Security Officer and Digital Solutions VP Greg Crabb.
If you see suspicious activity, report it to the Computer Incident Response Team via email or by calling 866-USPS-CIRT (866-877-7247).
To protect yourself online, experts offer these tips:
- Make sure passwords are strong and unique to each website.
- Don’t open emails from people or companies you don’t know.
- Use the proper encryption procedures before emailing sensitive information.
- Lock physical files that contain sensitive information in a safe place.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is part of the CyberSafe at USPS initiative. Additional information is available on Blue and LiteBlue.