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USPS lauded for protecting data

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USPS was recently recognized for its efforts to protect consumers’ privacy online.

Online Trust Alliance, a nonprofit group that promotes internet safety, recently recognized the Postal Service for demonstrating excellence in website security.

The alliance conducts an annual Online Trust Audit of 1,000 public and private consumer-oriented sites and evaluates them on three criteria: consumer protection, privacy and security.

The Postal Service’s main consumer site,, was named “Top of Class,” a designation reserved for the top 50 sites. USPS is one of only six federal agencies to receive the designation this year.

“Our dedicated team works hard to improve the cyber posture of the Postal Service, and we are humbled and honored by this recognition. We will continue our hard work, as we need to stay vigilant in the face of increasing cyber threats,” said Chief Information Security Officer Greg Crabb.

Google Gmail, Instagram and Microsoft Office were also recognized by the alliance, which shared the audit results with members of Congress.

The alliance’s site has more information.

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