The Postal Service wants to help employees and contractors protect its online network by fostering a cybersecurity culture within the organization.
The USPS computer network is one of the world’s largest — linking more than 32,000 facilities and making communication possible between hundreds of thousands of employees, customers and others.
However, like all computer networks, it has an important vulnerability: human error.
In fact, in a recent study of 1,000 small businesses, 47 percent cited human error as the main culprit for data breaches.
Similarly, another study identified human error as “the weakest link in an organization’s cybersecurity defense.”
The study also noted social engineering attacks accounted for 25 percent of network breaches.
Mitigating the human error risk factor requires proactive management, which includes developing a strong security culture that protects proprietary data and employee and customer information.
The CyberSafe at USPS team offers these tips to help employees foster a security culture:
• Join the CyberSafe Guardians: Guardians serve as ambassadors and share cybersecurity tools and tips with their teams and stay in touch with the USPS Corporate Information Security Office on current trends and awareness initiatives.
• Attend virtual awareness activities: Stay on top of best practices with fun virtual activities that help improve cybersecurity skills.
• Read Cybersecurity in the News: This brand-new initiative aims to keep USPS personnel up to date on current cybersecurity news and ongoing cyberthreats.
The CyberSafe at USPS Blue and LiteBlue pages have additional information.