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October set aside for threat awareness

Postal employees who volunteer as CyberSafe Guardians share cybersecurity awareness best practices with their co-workers.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an observance whose importance has grown exponentially since it was established in 2004.

The theme chosen by the USPS Corporate Information Security Office this year — Stay CyberSafe and Deliver for America — emphasizes the critical role cybersecurity plays in supporting the Delivering for America plan.

A good first step for postal employees is to go to the USPS CyberSafe page, which offers:

• Monthly awareness campaigns with posters, infographics, newsletters and other resources that explain cybersecurity best practices for work and home;

CyberSafe Guardians, a resource hub for the volunteers who spread cybersecurity awareness best practices to their co-workers;

Virtual awareness activities that provide prepackaged activities that can be tailored to individual teams to help instill best practices and USPS policy awareness;

CyberSafe Studio, short and entertaining videos made by the USPS Training and Awareness team that put cyberthreats into real-life scenarios; and

Incident reporting information for lost or stolen devices and for the Postal Service’s phishing initiative — Report to CyberSafe.

The CyberSafe team will update the site with additional materials related to the awareness month throughout October.