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Behind the scenes

Designing, building USPS cybersecurity tech

CISO’s cybersecurity engineering team helps improve the identification, documentation, authorization and management of USPS network-connected technology.

Cybersecurity isn’t just about technology.

It’s also about people.

The Postal Service is marking National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October by highlighting the Corporate Information Security Office, also known as CISO, and its work to design and build cybersecurity technology.

Much of this work is handled by a cybersecurity engineering team of skilled professionals who work behind the scenes to improve the identification, documentation, authorization and management of the Postal Service’s network-connected technology.

This team, led by Doug Glair, also protects the network’s “endpoints” — laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets, servers and more — with firewalls, anti-virus measures and other tools.

The cybersecurity engineering team also uses intrusion detection capabilities to protect the USPS network, and the team manages the organization’s digital certificates — electronic credentials used to establish proof of identity in electronic transactions.

Additionally, the team protects data against unauthorized access, copying, transferring or manipulation.

The National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Blue page and the CyberSafe at USPS Blue and LiteBlue pages have more information about CISO, the Cybersecurity Engineering team and related topics.

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