The CyberSafe at USPS team reminds employees who telework and use Postal Service laptops and mobile devices to follow these tips to keep the equipment safe and secure:
- Don’t allow family members or friends to use your laptop and mobile devices. Before leaving your laptop unattended, simultaneously press the Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys to lock the screen.
- Don’t send or store USPS data on personal devices. If you must store Postal Service information, use USPS-approved, encrypted USB flash drives.
- Secure home Wi-Fi networks with a firewall and a strong password before using them for telework. Avoid connecting USPS devices to unsecured Wi-Fi networks at cafes, airports and other public spaces.
- Don’t connect any non-postal devices to the USPS intranet.
- Don’t use non-postal devices to collect, process, store or transmit sensitive USPS information.
- Don’t use Postal Service USB drives on non-USPS equipment.
More tips and other information are included in Handbook AS-805-C (sections 3 and 4), Handbook AS-805 (sections 3, 5-5, 11-9.5), USPS Managed Mobile Computing Governance Handbook and MI EL-310-2015-2 (Telework Program for HQ/HQ-Related Field Unit Employees).