Heather L. Dyer has been named chief information security officer (CISO) and vice president, a role she has filled on an acting basis since November.
Dyer is responsible for safeguarding the Postal Service’s digital network and protecting information and technology assets from threats.
She also is responsible for any digital security needs that develop with the introduction of new USPS products and services.
In a previous CISO role, Dyer was identity and access management director, overseeing the team responsible for ensuring secure access to postal systems and applications.
That team also was part of an initiative with the FBI to offer fingerprinting services at certain Post Offices.
Prior to serving as CISO, Dyer was retail director, where she was responsible for 30,000 retail locations with a combined revenue of more than $13 billion.
Dyer has been with the Postal Service for more than 20 years. Besides CISO and retail, she has worked in operations.